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25845 Pte Edmund Firth, West Yorkshire Regiment, which Battalion?


Brian J Owen

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Looking for information about 25845 Pte Edmund Fifth West Yorkshire Regiment, to which battalion did he belong? his pension card mentions Parents living in Leeds.

 He was later transfers to the 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers, number 25/38835 he was killed in action along with an Officer and nine other ranks, on 14th March 1917 near Roclincourt, when Germans carried out a trench raid, 

Thank you,

Brian

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I good place to start is his Medal Roll entry (Ancestry):

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As you can see, he seems to have started in 12th West Yorks, went to the 25th NF on attachment, then was rebadged to the NF, staying in the same battalion thereafter.

Acknown

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1 hour ago, Brian J Owen said:

his pension card mentions Parents living in Leeds.

From WFA/Fold3 pension cards = Mother, Mrs Maria FIRTH, at 51 Cowper Street, Leeds, and father, Arthur Aquila FIRTH, later at "Daisy Lea", Canada Drive, Rawdon.

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Thank you all for your replies, much appreciated, 

Regards, 

Brian 

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