|1. Memorial:||Tyne Cot Memorial||Panel 140 to 141.|
Awards & Titles:
Education & Career :
Master Mariner (1910 - UGLE)
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||9/Royal Irish Fusiliers|
|Action :||The Battles of the Lys|
43469 Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Formerly 721651, London Regt.
Probate record; FIRTH, Herbert of 58 Mill Lane, Brixton, Surrey, Sergeant 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died on or between 9th - 19th April at La Fere France. Administration London 23 July to Ernest Firth, Commercial Clerk. Effects £ 373 17s. 11d.
War diaries show on the 9th April 1918, the battalion had moved by rail into the area of Poperinghe.
Remembered and commemorated as one of the Dungannon War Dead.
Sergeant Herbert Firth (43469) formerly London Regiment (721651), enlisted Kennington, SE, Surrey, residence Brixton Hill, SW, Surrey, no known grave, commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 140 to 141;
9 April - 29 April 1918. As the first phase of the great German campaign of 1918 lost momentum and failed in its objective to split the British and French armies, subsidiary attacks were shift the balance of the attack and to seek opportunities to exploit other sectors. On the Lys the Germans initially enjoyed spectacular success against a Portuguese Division but the gap was soon plugged and the advance halted.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Ivy No. 1441 E.C.||London|
24th November 1914
22nd December 1914
24th January 1915
Initiated with his younger familial brother. Records show his war service for 5 years and then annotated "Killed in Action". Surprisingly, not listed against the 1921 or 1933 Roll of Honour.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Researcher : Bruce Littley