FRED FIRTH

Private 33510, 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Died 16th August 1917 aged 20

No Known Grave Commemorated  Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Son of Joseph Henry and Mary Firth

Lived at 22, Boundary Street, Heckmondwike


Fred was one of the three sons of Joseph Henry and Mary Firth.  He went to Heckmondwike Secondary School and attended Westgate Congregational Chapel.  Upon leaving school he was employed as a Clerk in the offices of the Tramway Company, having started there as a Parcel Boy.  He joined the army on June 8th 1916 in Halifax and went to France in August 1916.  His two brothers both served on the Western Front and survived.

Fred died at the third Battle of Ypres, he was 20 years old.  He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial which now bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.
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