Thomas Rhodes Firth (1899-1918)

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:

FIRTH, THOMAS RHODES. Rifleman. No 43729. 16th Battalion, The County of London Regiment, attached to King's Royal Rifle Corps. Formerly TR/5/19003 5th Territorial Reserve Battalion and No 58234 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born 72 Sheepridge Road, Huddersfield, 3.4.1899. Son of Mrs Eva Firth, 49 Sheepridge Road, Huddersfield. Educated Deighton Council School. Employed as a tailor's cutter by Messrs Bairstow and Company, of Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 11.5.1917. Killed in action at Sauchy-Cauchy, north north-west of Cambrai, on 27.9.1918, aged 19 years. Buried SAUCHY-CAUCHY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 27.
ROH:- Sheepridge Providence United Methodist Sunday School; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission