Fred Firth (1894-1915)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- FIRTH, FRED. Private. No 13240. 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Denby 4.10.1894. Youngest son of Benjamin and Eliza Firth of The Lodge, Bagden Hall, Scissett, Huddersfield. Attended Scissett Church and sang in the choir. Played in the Denby Dale Brass Band. Employed at Skelmanthorpe Cooperative Society Limited as a teamer. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action, 8.10.1915, aged 21 years. Buried RUE-du-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 1.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private FIRTH
- regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- died: Friday, October 8, 1915
- record ID: 292112
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #292112)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1239773)