Fred Hirst (c.1897-1916)

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:

HIRST, FRED. Private. No 5/241361. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Sarah Ann Hirst, 55 Station Road, Brockholes, Huddersfield. Attended Brockholes Wesleyan Chapel. Employed by Messrs Robinson, Smithy Place, Brockholes. Enlisted at the beginning of 1916. Killed in action, 3.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location; Plot 1, Row C. Grave 26.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission