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About John (Jack) Hirst

Date of Birth
3 April 1896

Service Number
26738, 6663 ,13925

Birth Place
Staindrop, Durham, England

Date of Death
Q4 1975

Place of Death
Staindrop, Durham, England

Relationships

Parents
Heman Hirst born abt 1853 Idle, Yorkshire, England and Frances Fletcher born abt 1855 Staindrop , Durham, England. Married Q1 1880 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
Thomas William born 6 June 1880, Alice born abt 1883, Alfred born abt 1893

Marriage
Louisa Sams born 31 December 1896. Married Q3 1919 Teesdale, Durham, England

Children
John born 5 May 1920, Keith born 1930 and Colin born 1935

Career

Service
Army

Unit
(1) Coldstream Guards (1914?). (2) 5th Res Batt Machine Gun Regiment (1 June 1918). (3) Irish Guards (11 August 1918)

Rank
Private

Enlisted Address
West End, Staindrop, Durham, England

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1911 Labourer General, 1939 General Labourer

Campaigns
France

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Mill Wynd, Staindrop, Durham, England, 1911 West End, Staindrop, Durham, England

Absent Voters Roll
West End, Staindrop, Durham, England 26738 Coldstream Guards

1939 Register
The Green, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find my Past and son Colin Hirst

- Research by JP