Lewis Hirst (c.1896-1918)

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, LEWIS. Private. No 41842. 8th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Formerly No 4331 Highland Light Infantry. Born New Mill, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Aaron Hirst, Scholes Moor. Attended Hepworth Church Sunday School. Was a member of Hepworth Silver Prize Band. A keen cyclist. Employed by Messrs Wagstaffe and Turner, builders and contractors. Enlisted on the Thursday of Easter week, 1916. Trained in London. Served for a time in Ireland and crossed to France in August, 1917. Suffered from trench feet and came back to England for treatment. Returned to France on 10.9.1918. Killed in action, 14.10.1918, aged 22 years. Buried HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row D, Grave 14.
ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission