Frederick George Birchley (1886-1916)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BIRCHLEY, FREDERICK. Guardsman. No 12164. 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Born Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent. Son of George Edd. and Sarah Birchley, 2 Break North Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent. Employed as a labourer until he enlisted in the Grenadier Guards, on 17.4.1905, for a three year period. On the 29.9.1906, he extended his service, staying with the Guards until 17.4.1912. He was then transferred to the Army Reserve list. On 28.6.1913, he married Ada Alice Shillito at St. Helen's Church, Leeds. One week later, on 4.7.1913, he joined the Huddersfield Borough Police force. Called to the colours on 5.8.1914. On 29.9.1914, Ada Birchley gave birth to their daughter, Grace Ellen. He embarked for France on 26.7.1915. Killed in action during the period 14th to 17th September, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Police Headquarters; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

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