Wilfred Ashton Piercy (1880-1915)

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:

PIERCY, WILFRED ASHTON. Lieutenant. 17th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles). Son of the late Rev. George Piercy and Mrs Piercy of Leytonstone, London, and youngest brother of Mr John Piercy of Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment was a teacher in London. Killed in action, 26.9.1915, at the Battle of Loos. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His brother received a letter from the Brigadier-General who wrote, 'He came to his end as a brave and gallant soldier should do, leading his men in the attack on Loos. I deplore the loss of a brave and promising Officer.'