John Hirst (c.1887-1917)

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, JOHN. Private. No 41457. 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 19621 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of the late Eli Hirst of Upperthong. Brother of Lucy Hirst, 26 Upperthong, Holmfirth. Employed at Spring Lane Mills. Enlisted in the Spring of 1916 and went into training at North Shields. Three months later he crossed to France. Killed in action, 23.4.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission