Fred Townend (c.1899-1918)

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:

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