Fred Townend (c.1899-1918)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- TOWNEND, FRED. Private. No 46601. 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 367261 Northern Cyclist Battalion. Born Huddersfield. Son of William and Jane Townend, 6 Lower Slades, Linthwaite. As a boy, was a chorister in the Linthwaite Church Choir and attended the Sunday School up to the time of enlistment. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs Hirst and Mallinson of Milnsbridge. Enlisted May 1917. Embarked for France in April, 1918. Killed in action, 24.8.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private FRED TOWNEND
- regiment: Durham Light Infantry
- died: Saturday, August 24, 1918
- age: 19 years
- record ID: 1749641
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1749641)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4481435)