Reply To: Armitage Firth (1919-2012?) [Sapper]
Huddersfield Examiner 15 June 1940, page 7:
NEWS OF SOME LOCAL SOLIDERS
Grange Moor Man Home From Flanders
Sapper Armitage Firth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Firth, of Ivy Cottage, Grange Moor, has arrived home on leave this week after a hectic time in Flanders and on the Dunkirk beaches. Apart from blistered feet he has come through his ordeal very well, being helped, no doubt, by being able to drive — for he and his pals commandeered motor-cycles and cars in various parts of Flanders on their way to the coast.
Sapper Firth, whose father has for many years been a gas fitter for the Dewsbury Corporation, attained his twenty-first birthday on the boat as he was returning from Flanders. He joined the Militia last October. When he was called up he was serving an apprenticeship as a motor body builder with the firm of Messrs. Rippon Bros., of Huddersfield. He is a prominent member of Grange Moor Working Men’s Club and a keen motorist. He has been agent for “The Daily Examiner” in the Grange Moor district since 1936.