Leonard Firth (1880-1916)
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
- Private LEONARD FIRTH
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Wednesday, September 13, 1916
- age: 21 years
- record ID: 74339
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #74339)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1240314)