George Hirst (c.1878-1917)

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:

HIRST, GEORGE. Private. No 47514. 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Thurstonland. Son of Frank Hirst of Thurstonland. Husband of E. A. M. Hirst, 2 The Avenue, Moldgreen. A keen cricket player. Had been a professional for Meltham, Skelmanthorpe and other clubs and had also played for Almondbury. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a french polisher by Messrs Taylor and Hobson of Huddersfield. Died of wounds at No 24 Casualty Clearing Station on 9.4.1917, aged 38 years. Buried AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 5.
ROH:- Thurstonland War Memorial; Moldgreen War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission