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Place of Birth: Cleator Moor, Cumberland
Service No: 205640
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 5th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-08-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. D. 4.
CWGC Cemetery: GOMIECOURT SOUTH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: INGLETON, YORKSHIRE
Alfred McLaughlin was the son of Henry and Isabella McLaughlin, née Smallwood. Both parents were born at Whitehaven, Cumberland.
1901 Cleator Moor, Cumberland Census: 17, Queen Street - Alfred McLoughlin, aged 5 years, born Cleator, son of Henry and Isabella McLoughlin.
1911 Cleator Moor, Cumberland Census: 46, Montreal Street - Alfred McLaughlin, aged 15 years, born Cleator Moor, son of Henry and Isabella McLaughlin.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Alfred McLaughlin, 205640, W. Rid. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Alfred McLaughlin, 205640, 2/5th W. Rid. R. K. in A. 25.8.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Alfred McLaughlin, 205640, 5th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 25.8.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Isabella. £18 5s. 3d.
On the 30 January 1918, the 1/5th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) was transferred from the 49th (West Riding) Division to the 62nd (2/West Riding) Division and absorbed the 2/5th Battalion becoming the 5th Battalion.
A short biography of Alfred is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
McLAUGHTON [McLAUGHLIN], A., [Ingleton], West Riding Regiment, killed in action Aug. 25, 1918.
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Private Alfred McLAUGHLIN
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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