Leonard Firth (1880-1916)

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:

FIRTH, LEONARD. Private. No 5549. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Nettleton, Dalton, 27.9.1880. Son of Tom and Catherine Firth, 24 Lane End, Dalton. Educated Kirkheaton National School. Employed as a pattern weaver by Messrs R. Mitchell and Company, Spa Mills, Lepton. Enlisted 4.4.1916. Wounded in the chest and arm at Thiepval Wood, 3.9.1916. Died of his wounds at Warloy Operating Centre, 13.9.1916, aged 21 years. Buried WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 8.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission