Michael Fahy (c.1897-1916)

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.


It seems likely that he was the brother of Thomas Fahey who served in the South Staffordshire Regimen and died in 1921. If so, his biological parents were labourer Thomas Fahey and his wife Mary Ann (née Boyle).

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

FAHY, MICHAEL. Private. No 4114. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Adopted son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Dwyer, 7 Freehold Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic School and Spring Grove Council School. Attended the Huddersfield Technical College evening classes. Was employed as an apprentice chemist by British Dyes Limited and assistant to Mr Alfred Dixon. Was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Young Men's Catholic Association. Enlisted June 1915. Reported missing, 3.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row F, Grave 6.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission