Friend Hirst


Submitted by Reg Hirst.

Friend was Reg’s uncle

He joined up when war was declared, did his basic training and was sent abroad. Born at Deepcar he was a member of the Salvation Army. Friend was killed in action during the second Battle of Ypres on 8/5/1915.
He was # 20262, a private with the 1st Battalion KOYLI. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial.









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