Fred Thornton (1897-1917)

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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:

THORNTON, FRED. Private. No 242187. 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Born 6 Folly Road, Cowcliffe, Huddersfield, 28.10.1897. Son of Brook and Alice Thornton, 65 Netheroyd Hill Road, Cowcliffe. Educated St. John's School, Hillhouse. Employed as a beamer by Mr. D. J. Green, Bay Hall Mills, Birkby. Attended the Netheroyd Hill Congregational Sunday School and was a member of the Cowcliffe and Netheroyd Hill Liberal Club. Single. Enlisted 29.9.1916. Embarked for France 1.6.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, on 26.9.1917, at Passchendaele, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Netheroyd Hill Methodist Church.

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