Wilfred Heap Hirst (1898-1918)

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, WILFRED HEAP. Private. No 39089. 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 86676 Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Berry Brow 1898. Son of Mr and Mrs Flinton, 4 Back Albert Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a teaser by Mr. F. Lawton, Lockwood Mills. Single. Enlisted February 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 22.3.1918, aged 20 years. Buried PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 12.
ROH:- Milton Independent Church; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission