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Posted -  11/10/2011  :  15:24
Khaki in colour and sombre in content. "Cravens Part in the Great War", there will not have been many households in Barlick and what was then a much larger Craven Area, that did not have at least one copy of this book. In my immediate Family there would have been at least four and I still have two of them, albeit that one is with my son on Anglesey. Over the years I have seen them at jumble sales, in second hand shops and in piles of rubbish for disposal, even left behind when a house has been vacated. They will have turned up all over the place, I have come across them in Wales, the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, the two that I have belonged to my Father and Maternal Grandfather.
Many years ago I went through one of them from cover to cover noting those from Barlick who had given their lives in the service of King and Country, my notes are long gone so I am going to do it again, a few pages at a time, but this time I will include other local places within an approximate seven mile radius, Gisburn, Foulridge, Earby and so on. I will post my findings on here with the name, address and a precis of other details, as some are quite extensive, each name is to have the page number for my reference so that if anyone wants further information, I can soon find it. In a good number of cases there is a photograph, these I will copy and post in groups of ten at suitable intervals. In the book there are 391 pages so I will use a few abreviations hopefully all self explanatory, ie, KIA:- Killed in Action. MPD:- Missing presumed Dead. DOW:- Died as a result of Wounds, and one that is all too frequent, DFD:- Died from Disease or Illness.
One Man was responsible for the existance of these books and that was Mr, Walter Morrison Esq, JP of Malham Tarn who put forward the idea of the book and defrayed the entire cost.
There is quite a bit about the war itself up to page 50, including the Rohilla Tradgedy, then comes the dreadful list of those who did not come home, and so it is that on page 57 we find the first of Barlicks Sons, and is as follows:-

2nd Lieut Harry Thornton Pickles, 3rd Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment (SR) second son of Mr Stephen Pickles JP, CC, Of Raysgill Barnoldswick KIA 26th April 1916 aged 26. P57.

In these first ten pages the extent of family loss is made very clear for it was in the Village of Carleton nr Skipton that this comes up:-

P53,  Lieut. Anthony E.K. Slingsby, 1/6th Duke of Wellington's (WR) Regiment, Son of Mr and Mrs J A Slingsby Carla Beck Carleton. KIA France 14th July 1915. Aged 26.
P57,  Captain Arthur Morris Slingsby, MC 56th Punjabi Rifles,  2nd son of Mr and Mrs J A Slingsby KIA 8th March 1916 in Mesopotamia. Aged 30.
P58.  Lieut. Stephen Slingsby of HMS Defence, 4th son of Mr and Mrs J A Slingsby. KIA in North Sea June 1916. Aged 24.
This out of a total of five sons all serving.
 
Lothersdale is the next local Village with on P62.  Lieut Alec Wilson, 1st Herefordshire Regiment, Son of Mr and Mrs F J Wilson JP of Lothersdale. KIA 26th March 1917 in Egypt.
P54, Lieut. The Hon, C. A. Lister Royal Marines, Hood Battalion, Only surviving son and heir of Lord Ribblesdale of Gisburne Park DOW 28th August 1915. Elder Brother killed in 1904 in Somaliland.
Greystones, Gisburn.  Lieut. George Proctor, Lancs Fusiliers, only son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Proctor. KIA 7th April 1918 aged 24. P70.
Marton is on P73, Which Marton is not clear,  2nd Lieut, Joseph Bryan Bushby South Staffs Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Bushby, Schoolhouse Farm Marton, DOW, 4th October 1918 aged 26.



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Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 10:37
Many Thanks Ian, I can now extend the database laterally to encompass those buried at Ghyll and those remembered at Ghyll. Also by cross referencing your information with what I have here, we should find any other missing WW1 names for those buried at Ghyll.


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 11:09
Peter, there is now way of actully telling (unless it states on the headstone) if a given individual is actually interred in the plot. With the exceptions I have recorded in the notes. I think most of the ones in family plots are actually interred with other members of their family.

For the cemetery, the council database would confirm but it is beyond their remit to search for all. Enquiries are normally limited to induviduals. Churchyard would mean tracking down the church records as well. So best guide would probably be to go with what it states on the headstones cross referenced with your data and use this as a basis of probability.


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 13:15
We should be able to pick out which ones are actually buried at Ghyll and which are not as my database indicates the locations of burial, this is the next task and should not take too long, between us we will get there.


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 16:03
Surname: GREENWOOD

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: 127267

Rank: Driver

Regiment/Corps/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion/Unit: 'C' Battery 66th Brigade

Division: 13th (Western) Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1917-04-14

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 3 and 60.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE GEORGE GREENWOOD, R.F.A., son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Greenwood, 17, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action in Mesopotamia 14th April, 1917. Aged 24 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

GREENWOOD, Driver Geo., aged 24 years, R.F.A., son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Greenwood, 17, Bolland Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Mesopotamia, April 14, 1917.

Article Date: 11 May 1917
GREENWOOD - April 14th 1917, killed in action in Mesopotamia, Driver George Greenwood, R.F.A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Greenwood, 17, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick, aged 24 years.

Article Date: 11 May 1917
BARNOLDSWICK'S ROLL OF HONOUR
Driver George Greenwood, R.F.A., who was killed in action in Mesopotamia on the 14th April, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Greenwood, 17, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick. He was 24 years of age and unmarried. A native of Bacup, he was formerly a member of the famous Irwell Springs Band, of which his uncle (Mr. W. Nuttall) is conductor. On the family removing to Barnoldswick some six years ago he became associated with the Barnoldswick and Earby Brass Bands. Driver Greenwood enlisted in January 1916, and left England for Mesopotamia early in the present year. Before joining up he worked as a weaver for Messrs. H. Pickles Ltd., Bankfield, and latterly for Mr. Robinson Brooks, Westfield, Barnoldswick.


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 16:05
Surname: HALL

Forename(s): Sarah Ann

Place of Birth: Clitheroe, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: G/2676

Rank: Member

Regiment/Corps/Service: Women's Royal Naval Service

Battalion/Unit: -----

Division: not applicable - Royal Navy

Age: 34

Date of Death: 1918-12-14

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Y. 5.

CWGC Cemetery: GILL UNDENOMINATIONAL BURIAL GROUND, BARNOLDSWICK

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

No entry in SD - WRNS.

1901 Clitheroe Census: 5, Bright Street - Sarah A. Bodenham, aged 15 years, born Clitheroe, daughter of John B. and Margaret Bodenham.

1911 Barnoldswick Census: 62, Manchester Road - Sarah Ann Hall, aged 25 years, born Clitheroe, wife of Robert Hall.

On the Barnoldswick War Memorial she is listed as Mrs S.A. Hall.

Sarah Ann Bodenham married Robert Hall at Bury Register Office on 11th February 1907. Their residence at the time of their marriage was 53 Albert Street, Radcliffe.

Sarah Ann Hall, née Bodenham, enrolled in the W.R.N.S. as a cook on 27th May 1918. Her Service Record Card names the shore establishments where she served as: 'Victory' 27th May 1918 to 9th October 1918 and 'President V' 10th October 1918 to 14th December 1918. Her next of kin is given as Margaret Bodenham, 6 East Hill Street, Barnoldswick.

The Five Sisters' Window in York Minster is dedicated as a war memorial to the women of the British Empire who lost their lives, 1914-1918. Sarah Ann Hall is commemorated by name and service in St Nicholas' Chapel in the North Transept of the Minster.

Article Date: 20 December 1918
BARNOLDSWICK - 'Wren's' Death on War Service
The death occurred on Saturday last at the District Hospital, Newbury, Berkshire, of Mrs. Sarah Ann Hall, W.R.N.S., from double pneumonia, following influenza. Deceased, who was 34 years of age, was the widow of the late Mr. Robert Hall, Barnoldswick, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bodenham, 6 East Hill Street, Barnoldswick. She joined the Women's Royal Naval Service in May last, and served as a cook at Portsmouth up to being transferred to Newbury in October. When home on leave some 5 weeks ago she spoke enthusiastically of the Service and her future prospects. During her illness, extending over three weeks, she was visited by her mother, who remained with her several days and was satisfied that everything possible was being done for her. The remains were brought to the home of her parents on Wednesday for interment at Gill Cemetery to-morrow (Saturday).

Article Date: 20 December 1918
HALL - December 14th, at Newbury, Berks. Sarah Ann Hall, W.R.N.S., of 6, East Hill St., Barnoldswick, aged 34 years.

Article Date: 06 May 1921
BODENHAM - April 29th, at 6 East Hill Street, Barnoldswick, Margaret Bodenham, aged 64 years

.[The above obituary refers to the mother of Sarah Ann Hall, W.R.N.S., who died, 14 December 1918


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 16:06
Surname: HALSTEAD

Forename(s): James

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: T/293646

Rank: Driver

Regiment/Corps/Service: Royal Army Service Corps

Battalion/Unit: 555th H.T. Coy

Division: not applicable

Age: 37

Date of Death: 1919-02-06

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Q. 24-1/2

CWGC Cemetery: GILL UNDENOMINATIONAL BURIAL GROUND, BARNOLDSWICK

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

No entry in SD- post Armistice.

1911 Barnoldswick Census: 46, Essex Street - James Halstead, aged 29 years, born Bacup, husband of Ellen Halstead.

The Army Service Corps became the Royal Army Service Corps on the 25th November 1918.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

DRIVER JAMES HALSTEAD, A.S.C., of 50, Mosley Street, Barnoldswick, accidentally killed at Clipstone Camp 7th February, 1919. Aged 37 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

HALSTEAD, Driver James, aged 27 years, A.S.C., 50, Mosley Street, [Barnoldswick], accidentally killed, Clipstone Camp, Feb. 6, 1919.

Article Date: 14 February 1919
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED AT CLIPSTONE - BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER'S SAD FATE
We regret to record the death, as the result of an accident at Clipstone Camp, Notts. yesterday week, of Driver James Halstead, A.S.C., of 50 Mosley Street, Barnoldswick. From the evidence given at the inquest held at Clipstone on Friday, it appears that Halstead was driving a waggon and pair of horses, accompanied by three other men, in the direction of Mansfield, the waggon being heavily laden. When going down a steep hill he noticed an army motor-lorry in front of him, the driver of which had stopped to attend to the engine. The motor-lorry remained stationary until Halstead got within a few yards, when the driver re-started his engine, then crossed in front of the horses' heads. To avoid running into the lorry Halstead pulled quickly to his proper side of the road and the front wheels of the waggon ran into the ditch, Halstead being thrown off between the horses, one of which fell on top of him. He died from a fracture of the skull before reaching hospital. A verdict of accidental death was returned.
Driver Halstead was 37 years of age and a widower with one child. He joined up in January 1917 and was anticipating demobilisation on the 17th inst. Before enlisting he was employed by Messrs. Widdup and Sons, Moss Shed, and had for many years been a member of the Wesleyan Church choir.
The funeral took place at Gill Cemetery, Barnoldswick. The Rev. A. Bradfield officiated, and members of the Wesleyan choir acted as bearers.


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 16:08
Surname: HARDISTY

Forename(s): Amos Arthur

Place of Birth: Long Drax, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 37813

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Otago Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 'A' Coy 1st Battalion

Division: New Zealand Division

Age: 44

Date of Death: 1917-10-12

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: N.Z. Apse, Panel 3.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

No entry in SD - New Zealand Forces.

1901 Bilton-cum-Harrogate Census: Amos A. Hardisty, aged 7 years, born Lond Drax, son of Amos and Hannah Hardisty.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

CORPORAL ARTHUR A. HARDISIY, New Zealand (Otago) Regt., son of the late Police Inspector Hardisty, Barnoldswick, killed in action 12th October, 1917. Aged 45 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

HARDISTY, Corporal Arthur A., aged 45 years, [Barnoldswick], New Zealand (Otaga) Regt., son of the late Inspector Hardisty, killed in action Oct. 12, 1917.

Article Date: 25 January 1918
BARNOLDSWICK - New Zealanders' Death in France
News reached Barnoldswick on Sunday (via New Zealand), of the death of Corporal Arthur A. Hardisty, of the New Zealand (Otago) Regiment, who was killed in France on the 12th October last year. Corporal Hardisty, who was about 45 years of age was well known in Barnoldswick, being a son of the late Inspector Hardisty, of the Barnoldswick police force. Prior to emigrating to New Zealand some 18 years ago he was in business as a stationer in Rainhall Road. He was twice married, his first wife being a daughter of the late Mr. Thos. Nuttall, plasterer, Barnoldswick. Corporal Hardisty served a short period in the Army as a young man, and joined the New Zealand contingent about 18 months ago, with whom he came to England and spent a short leave with friends at Morecambe last Whitsuntide.


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 16:09
Surname: HARGRAVE

Forename(s): Harold

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 4970

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 55th (West Lancashire) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1916-07-02

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: I. E. 1.

CWGC Cemetery: WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

RIFLEMAN HAROLD HARGREAVES, King's Liverpool Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hargreaves, 5, Denton Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action 2nd July, 1916. Aged 21 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

HARGREAVES, Rifleman Harold, aged 21 years, K.L. Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Hargreaves, 5, Denton Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action in France, July 2, 1916

Article Date: 14 July 1916
HARGREAVES - July 2, killed in action in France, Rifleman Harold Hargreaves, of the 1/5th King's Liverpool Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hargreaves, 5, Wenton Street, Barnoldswick, aged 21 years.

Article Date: 08 September 1916
BARNOLDSWICK CASUALTIES
Mr. J. J. Rigby, 40, Gisburn Road, received a War Office intimation last weekend that his son, Rifleman Wm. Stewart Rigby, King's Liverpool Regiment, had been killed in action on August 11th. Deceased was 21 years of age, and a barge builder by trade. He was formerly employed at Salterforth, but for some time before joining the army had worked at Liverpool. He had been in France about 4 months. Harold Hargreaves, a Barnoldswick comrade in the same regiment, who enlisted at the same time, and whose home is directly opposite, was killed about 2 months ago.

A memorial service was held at the Primitive Methodist Church on Sunday evening, conducted by Rev. W.A. Eyre and Mr. B. Butterfield. The organist (Mr. J.W. Abbott) played the 'Dead March' at the close.

Article Date: 14 July 1916
BARNOLDSWICK CASUALTIES
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hargreaves, 5, Denton Street, Barnoldswick, received an unofficial intimation last weekend that their son, Rifleman Harold Hargreaves, 1st 5th King's Liverpool Regiment, had been killed in action in France on the 2nd inst. The sad news was conveyed in a letter from a sergeant in the same regiment. Rifleman Hargreaves was only 21 years of age, and had been in France about three months. He was formerly employed as a barge builder at Salterforth, but had lived in Liverpool about a year before he enlisted, following the same occupation there. He has another brother aged 25 in the West Yorkshire Regiment now in France.


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 16:51
Ian, a quick cross ref, and you also have a name that is not on the town memorial, Pte J. Wilson, currently on my list of possibles. The memorial has three empty spaces as it is now, and without looking, I am certain that three would not be enough!!!


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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 19:21
Yes there seem to be a few anomalies that I have found as well. I will need to have another look down at Ghyll to satisfy my own mind but on checking the online CWGC Debt of Honour list and the cemetery records there seems to be some discrepency with what is recorded and the actuality in our churchyard and cemetery.

A quick check shows a discrepancy between the number of CWGC headstones recorded and those actually in the churchyard and cemetery. We seem to have 2 more than the online record indicates. Also they list 2 servicemen who are buried in family plots but recorded as CWGC. Whether the latter was brought about by CWGC financing of the burial I do not know. 


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Posted - 21/11/2011 : 14:42
Surname: HARGREAVES

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 11999

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 11th (Northern) Division

Age: --

Date of Death: 1915-08-21

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 117 to 119.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Article Date: 10 September 1915
BARNOLDSWICK - Fired On By A Submarine
In a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hargreaves, 13, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, Pte. Hargreaves, 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, gives some interesting details of the journey to the Mediterranean and of his first experiences of actual warfare in Gallipoli.
Describing his journey to the Mediterranean he writes:-"We sailed in the Aquitania, which is a splendid vessel. When we left Liverpool we had two destroyers with us for escort. They left us about 5 o'clock on Sunday morning. They had not left us a quarter of an hour when we were fired upon by a submarine. I think they only missed us by about 12 yards. The alarm sounded and we all had to rush on deck with lifebelts on, but nothing more was seen of the submarine. Of course, we were quite in the war zone just then."
In a subsequent letter from Gallipoli (dated August 12th) Pte. Hargreaves says:-"We have just had our first experience in the firing line, and I have been fortunate enough to get through without a scratch, although we had a rough time of it. Nearly all our officers have been wounded and a lot of men have been lost. I have seen some dreadful sights and had some narrow escapes. You might not be a man of prayer, but my word! it makes you pray. We had to force a new landing, and it was awful. The Turks were shelling us all the time, and we had no artillery to help us. It was a terrible struggle, but I think we shall fare better now as we have got the artillery and naval guns."

Article Date: 10 September 1915
A BARNOLDSWICK MAN IN GALLIPOLI
We publish two interesting letters from Private T. Hargreaves, 6th Platoon, 8th Company [sic] of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles, written to his parents, Mr. and Mrs Wm. Hargreaves, of 43, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick. Private Hargreaves, who is 31 years of age, was formerly a weaver employed by Mr. Anthony Carr, at the Butts Shed. He enlisted in August last.
Describing his journey to the Front, in a letter dated July 5th, Private Hargreaves says:-
"We sailed in the 'Aquitania,' which is a splendid vessel. I have got in a very nice berth. 'Oh! it's a gentleman's life' so long as it lasts. When we left Liverpool we had two destroyers with us for escorts. They left us about 5 o'clock on Sunday morning. They had not left us a quarter of an hour when we were fired upon by a submarine. I think they only missed us by about twelve yards. The alarm sounded and we all had to rush on deck with lifebelts on, but there was nothing more was seen of the submarine. Of course, we were quite in the war zone just then."
In a letter dated August 12th, written from Gallipoli, after having been 'baptised by fire', Private Hargreaves says:- "Just a line to let you know I am still in the land of the living. We have just had our first experience in the firing line, and I have been fortunate enough to get through without a scratch, although we had a rough time of it. Nearly all our officers have been wounded, and a lot of men have been lost. I have seen some dreadful sights and had some narrow escapes. You might not be a man of prayer, but, my word, it makes you pray. We had to force a new landing, and it was awful. The Turks were shelling us all the time, and we had no artillery to help us. It was a terrible struggle, but I think we shall fare better now, as we have got the artillery with naval guns."

Article Date: 17 September 1915
8th DUKE'S HARD HIT IN GALLIPOLI - Letters from Earby Lads
Private H. T. Smith, of the 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, in the Dardanelles, writing to his parents at 79, Colne Road, in reference to the recent severe fighting, says:- "We made an advance on the 22nd and 23rd, but I am sorry to say we paid very dearly for it. We were cut up terribly, and the worst part of it was that we lost a lot of Earby lads. Some of them I am afraid you will never see again. This is not civilised warfare, it is simply murder.
"It simply rained bullets and shrapnel, but I am still amongst the survivors. I was cut off from my regiment for three days, but I managed to fall in with the Munster Fusiliers, and I might here mention that my name has been sent in for burying dead under fire whilst with the Munsters. You will perhaps have heard of this before you get this letter. One of Clark's from Earby got a bullet through the eye, and the other is wounded; Burrows is wounded; Stockdale, Aldridge, Cross, and T. Hargreaves (Barnoldswick) is missing. Sam Rigby is alive, but taken prisoner, so you may tell his mother not to be down-hearted, because I am confident he is all right. Grassington Joe is injured, shot through the leg."

Article Date: 08 October 1915
BARNOLDSWICK - Wounded at the Dardanelles
Pte. Thos. Hargreaves, of the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's , is officially reported wounded in the Dardanelles on August 21st. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hargreaves, 43, Gisburn Road, who received an intimation from the War Office on Monday, but no details are yet to hand.

 

 

Article Date: 29 October 1915
BARNOLDSWICK MEN WOUNDED AND MISSING
Information was received on Sunday that Pte. Darby Kirrane, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, whose home is at 27, Colin Street, Barnoldswick, had been wounded in France and is now in hospital at Cambridge. He has been severely crushed through being buried in a broken trench blown in by a shell, and was not rescued until an hour and a half afterwards. Kirrane, who is 19 years of age, is a brother-in-law of Pte. Thomas E. Heyworth, of the same regiment, who recently had his arm amputated. His mother and sister went to Cambridge to see him on Tuesday.
Considerable anxiety is felt as to the fate of two Barnoldswick men belonging to the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's in the Dardanelles - Pte. Thos. Hargreaves, son of Mr. Wm. Hargreaves, Gisburn Road, and Pte. Robert Brooks, son of Mr. Thos. Brooks, Lane Bottom. The former was first reported wounded about a month ago, and now missing, all efforts to trace him having proved futile, though it is possible that, owing to a discrepancy of regimental number in replies received by his parents from the York Record Office, that some mistake has arisen. In the case of Pte. Brooks no official notice has been received from the War Office, though the fact that nothing has been heard of him for over three months is regarded portentous. The last letter sent to him was returned (October 15th) endorsed "wounded - present location uncertain." In both cases several parcels sent from home have not as yet been acknowledged.
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks' two elder sons are serving with the army in France, one in the firing line and the other in the A

Article Date: 08 October 1915
WOUNDED AT THE DARDANELLES

Private Thos. Hargreaves, of the 8th Batt. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, is officially reported wounded in the Dardanelles on August 21st. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hargreaves, 43, Gisburn Road [Barnoldswick], who received an intimation from the War Office on Monday, but no details are yet to hand.

Article Date: 29 October 1915
BARNOLDSWICK MEN WOUNDED AND MISSING
Considerable anxiety is felt as to the fate of two Barnoldswick men belonging to the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's in the Dardanelles. Pte. Thos. Hargreaves, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hargreaves, Gisburn Road, and Pte. Robt. Brooks, Lane Bottom. The former was first reported wounded about a month ago, and now missing, all efforts to trace him having proved futile, though it is possible that owing to discrepancy of regimental numbers in replies received by his parents from the York Record Office that some mistake has arisen. In the case of Pte. Brooks no official notice has been received from the War Office, though the fact that nothing has been heard of him for over three months is regarded as significant. The last letter sent to him was returned (Oct. 15) endorsed 'Wounded, present location uncertain'. In both cases several parcels sent from home have not as yet been acknowledged. Mr. and Mrs. Brook's two elder sons are serving with the army in France, one in the firing line and other in the A.S.C.

 

8th (Service) Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
AUGUST 1915
Attack on Ismail Oglu Tepe (21st). Official History of the Gallipoli Campaign records that the Battalion, with 9th West Yorkshire, were hurried forward to capture first objective, but they swung left-handed. Ending up in position north of Hetman Chair. An attempt was then made to assault a communication trench, but this turned out to be a heavily defended fire trench. 'The enemy's resistance could not be overcome; and the troops fell back towards the southern slopes of Green Hill.' War Diary records 'high casualties.'
[Thomas Hargreaves was killed in this attack.]


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Posted - 21/11/2011 : 14:43
Surname: HARPER

Forename(s): Alfred

Place of Birth: Carleton-in-Craven, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 27049

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-02-10

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: VII. G. 23.

CWGC Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE ALFRED HARPER, Yorks. Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. E. Harper, Carleton House, Barnoldswick, killed in action 10th February, 1917. Aged 22 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

HARPER, Alfred, aged 22 years, West Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Harper, Carlton House, Barnoldswick, killed in action, France, Feb. 10, 1917

Article Date: February 11th 1917
"Dear Sir - It is with great regret that I write to say that your son, Pte. Arthur Harper, was killed yesterday morning. I was not on the spot at the time, but from what I can gather he, along with others, were at their post with a machine gun when a shell from the German line got the gun and your son was hit in the head and died straight away. He suffered no pain whatever. Two of his pals were also wounded, one of whom has since died. We did all we could, and when darkness fell a party moved him down behind the lines where he was laid to rest in a soldier's grave. I cannot speak too highly of him. He joined this Company when he came out, and wanted to be on the guns. He was at last given that chance and proved quite a good man for the job. His loss amongst all ranks is felt more than I can say - always ready and willing, and there when wanted. He did his duty as a white man should, and proved himself British to the last. Again, regretting and sympathising with you and yours in your loss.
"On behalf of my Company, I am, yours sincerely, SERGEANT GEO. LAWSON"
Prior to joining the Army, Pte. Harper was employed as a cloth-looker by Messrs. J. Windle and Sons Ltd., Crow Nest Shed. Reference was made to the sad event at the meeting of the Barnoldswick Tribunal (of which (Cr. Harper is Chairman) on Saturday

Article Date: 23 February 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - CR. HARPER'S SON KILLED IN FRANCE: PRIVATE ALFRED HARPER
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Harper, Carlton House, Barnoldswick, on Friday last received the sad news that their youngest son, Pte. Alfred Harper, had been killed in action in France on the 10th inst. He was 22 years of age and enlisted a year ago in the Yorkshire Regiment (Princess of Wales' Own), being drafted out to France last August. The letter conveying the sad intelligence was from a non-commissioned officer of the same battalion (in which Pte. Harper was a machine-gunner), and read as follows:-

.Article Date: 23 February 1917
HARPER - Killed in action in France, 10th February, Private Alfred Harper, son of Cr. and Mrs. W. E. Harper, Carlton House, Barnoldswick, aged 22 years

Article Date: 02 March 1917
SKIPTON PETTY SESSIONS - THE LATE PRIVATE ALFRED HARPER
Prior to the commencement of the ordinary business of the Court, the Chairman said he wished to extend a vote of sympathy towards a member of the bench (Mr. Harper) who had lost his gallant son in the defence of his country. He was not the only son he had serving, and they regretted very much that he had been killed in action. They wished to offer to Mr. Harper their united sympathy in the loss he had sustained


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Surname: HARRIS

Forename(s): Charles Edwin

Place of Birth: St Ives, Cornwall

Residence: -----

Service No: 3/12228

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment/Corps/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: -----

Division: division unknown

Age: 49

Date of Death: 1919-02-10

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: -----

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: HOME - UNKNOWN

Comments:

No entry in SD - post-Armistice.

Not identified in CWGC.

1881 Great & Little Marsden, Lancashire Census: Charles Edwin Harris, aged 11 years, born St Ives, Cornwall, son of Edmont Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Harris.

1911 Barnoldswick Census: Charles Edwin Harris, aged 41 years, born St Ives, Cornwall. [Charles was living with his wife Elizabeth and their two daughters at the home of her parents, Thomas and Ann Bradley.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sergeant Charles Edwin Harris, 3/12228, West Riding Regiment.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

SERGEANT C. E. HARRIS, Duke of Well.'s Regt., of Barnoldswick, died 10th February, 1919. Aged 49 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

HARRIS, Sergeant Charles Edwin, [Barnoldswick], Duke of Wellington's Regiment, died from bronchial asthma, Feb.10, 1919.

Article Date: 21 February 1919
BARNOLDSWICK - The late Ex-Sergeant Harris
On Saturday the remains of ex-Sergt. Chas. Edwin Harris who died on the 10th inst. At the age of 49 years, were laid to rest in Gill Cemetery. Deceased, who has served in the South African and Chitral campaigns with the South Lancs. Regt., was on the National Reserve at the outbreak of the present war, and re-enlisted in the Duke of Wellington's Regt. in October, 1914. He was attached to the Headquarters' Staff at Halifax until his discharge in June last, and acted as drill instructor for several months in the early part of the recruiting boom. Since leaving the Army he had been engaged on police duty at the National Filling Factory, Gainsborough, until compelled to come home on sick leave about a week prior to his death, which was due to bronchial asthma. Sergt. Harris was a native of St. Ives, Cornwall, but had lived in Barnoldswick over 20 years, and in pre-war days was an enthusiastic member on the committee of the Barnoldswick Football Club. He leaves a widow and two daughters.

Article Date: 28 February 1919
HARRIS - February 10th, at 31 Louvain Street, Barnoldswick, Charles Edwin Harris, late Sergt. Duke of Wellington's Regt., (Halifax Depot), aged 49 years


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Surname: HARRISON

Forename(s): Wilfred

Place of Birth: Gisburn, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 17845

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Devonshire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 26th Division

Age: 31

Date of Death: 1917-01-02

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: VI. G. 1.

CWGC Cemetery: DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

1901 Barnoldswick Census: Wilfred Harrison, aged 15 years, born Gisburn, son of John Harrison, widower.

Brother of George Harrison (267643).

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE WILFRED HARRISON, Devonshire Regt., of 5, Orchard Street, Barnoldswick, killed in Salonika 2nd January, 1917. Aged 31 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

HARRISON, Wilfred, aged 31 years, Devonshire Regiment, 5, Orchard Street, [Barnoldswick], killed at Salonica, Jan. 2, 1917.

 

Article Date: 02 February 1917
HARRISON - Killed in action in Salonica, January 2nd, 1917, Pte. Wilfred Harrison, of the Devonshire Regiment, and formerly of Barnoldswick, aged 31 years.

Article Date: 02 February 1917
BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER KILLED IN SALONICA
Mrs. Harrison, 5, Orchard Street, Barnoldswick, has been officially notified of the death of her husband, Pte. Wilfred Harrison, who was killed in Salonica on January 2nd. He was 31 years of age and attached to the Devonshire Regiment with which he had been out on the Eastern front for the past twelve months. Before he joined the Army he worked for Messrs. Procter Barrett and Son for a number of years. Several letters of condolence have been received by Mrs. Harrison from officers and men in her husband's platoon, from which it appears he was struck by a piece of shell in the front line trenches and killed instantly. Pte. Harrison leaves one child - a boy of nine years.


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My input may be a bit low for a couple of days as its lounge re-decorating time again, here's a few more to be getting on with:-

Surname: HARTLEY

Forename(s): James

Place of Birth: Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 38110

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 16th (Service) Battalion. (1st Bradford)

Division: 31st Division

Age: 36

Date of Death: 1917-02-27

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

The informal title of the 16th (Service) Bn West Yorkshire Regiment was the 1st Bradford Pals.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE JAMES HARTLEY, West Yorks. Regt., of 19, Arthur Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action, 22nd March, 1917. Aged 36 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

HARTLEY, James, aged 36 years, West Yorkshire Regiment, 19, Arthur Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action, Feb. 27, 1917.

Article Date: 23 March 1917
CRAVEN AND THE WAR
Pte. James Hartley, West Yorks. Regt., whose home was at 19, Arthur Street, Barnoldswick, was killed in action on the same date as the above (February 27th). He was 36 years of age and leaves a widow and three children. The family came from Darwen to reside at Barnoldswick last September and deceased joined up directly afterwards. He had been in France since the beginning of January.

Article Date: 23 March 1917
HARTLEY - February 27th, killed in action in France, Pte. James Hartley, West Yorks. Regiment, of 19, Arthur Street, Barnoldswick, aged 36

 

16th (Service) Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) (1st Bradford)

On the night of 26/02/17 the 16th W. Yorks marched into the Hebuterne front line sector. The Battalion had been detailed to carry out an attack on Rossignol Wood at 6.30 a.m. on 27/02/17. The attack was carried out on a 2 company front with the 2 remaining companies in support. The leading companies, as ordered, were clear of the line of posts which had been formed on the Gommecourt-Puisieux road by 6.30 a.m. The right company reached the southern edge of the wood and entered by the trenches. A desperate struggle now ensued. The wood was a maze of trenches, in fact a very strong system which stretched from Puisieux to Gommecourt. The trenches which the right company entered were subjected to very heavy enfilade machine-gun fire and very soon the whole of three platoons were killed or wounded. The fourth platoon, however, took cover in shell-holes just west of the wood and it remained there all day, rejoining its Battalion at night. The Company Commander and the Second-in Command were both missing, the platoon commanders were wounded, and one managed to crawl out of the wood when darkness had fallen and reported back to Battalion HQ at 10.00 p.m.
Meanwhile the left company had better luck. Having cleared the old German third line about 5.20 a.m., it deployed in No Man's Land, and, preceded by scouts well in advance, reached the Puisieux-Gommecourt road without incurring heavy casualties. The Company Commander then sent out one platoon up towards Pioneer Graben to occupy the high ground in the neighbourhood. But on reaching the trench the platoon was counter-attacked and driven back towards the Crucifix. A bombing party was then sent forward and succeeded in killing one and wounding several of the Germans, driving the remainder back 150 yards. The bombers then established blocks in Moltke and Pioneer Graben and a bombing post at the junction of these two trenches. The remainder of he left company then advanced, several men entering Rossignol Wood, but the majority dug themselves in in Stump Alley and Pioneer Graben, south-west of the Crucifix. Two platoons from the reserve companies of the battalion were then sent forward and these assisted in consolidating the position won.
The left company was shelled all day (it had indeed been under fire continuously from about 6.00am) but gallantly held on to its position until relieved at night.

[James Hartley was killed on the 27th February 1917.]



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