John Henry Hird8th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment
John Henry Hird was born in 1894. In 1911, he was living at 5 Cliff Road (Moor Edge), Harden with his mother, Hannah, and five siblings.
He joined the 8th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1911. He served in France from April to June 1915.
In 1914 he was absent for a considerable period of time for which he was sentenced to 14 days of Field Punishment No 2. This involved being shackled in irons for 2 hours in every 24 and not for more than three days in every four.
He was wounded in June 1915 while ‘in the field’, hospitalised in Rouen and then sent back to England.
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