Horace Firth (c.1887-1918)

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Horace Firth

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

FIRTH, HORACE, MM. (Served as DEPLEDGE). Sergeant. No 842282. 24th Battalion Canadian Infantry. Born Denby Dale. Son of Amos and Louisa Firth. Emigrated to the United States in 1907. At the outbreak of war he travelled from California to British Columbia to enlist. He joined the Canadian Navy and served for a time as an Able Seaman on board the Niobe but was apparently dissatisfied by finding no fighting and transferred to the Infantry. He was awarded the Military Medal in December, 1917. Died of wounds, 25.2.1918, aged 30 years. Buried BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 41.

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