Fred Sandford (c.1887-1917)

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Fred Sandford

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SANDFORD, FRED. Private. No 241540. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Catworth, Huntingdon. Son of John and Martha Ann Sandford, Pog Ing, Holmfirth. Employed by Mr W. Hardy, dyer, Holmfirth. Was a member of the Holmfirth Cricket and Athletic Club and was groundsman for a period. A keen footballer, being a member of the Underbank football club. Formerly connected with the Holmfirth Conservative Club where he was secretary. Enlisted March, 1916, with his friend, Private HARRY HOLMES, (q.v.), they went off by train from Holmfirth together and were both reported missing, presumed killed, on the same day, 3.5.1917, at the Battle of Bullecourt; Fred was aged 29. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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