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Surname: HARGREAVES

Forename(s): Arthur

Place of Birth: Cowling, Yorkshire

Service No: 13684

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1915-09-16

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. B. 7.

CWGC Cemetery: BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: COWLING, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: ICKORNSHAW, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Arthur Hargreaves was the son of Tempest and Mary Hargreaves, née Stephenson. Both parents were born at Cowling, Yorkshire.

1891 Cononley, Yorkshire Census: Tanpits Lane - Arthur Hargreaves, aged 2 years, born Cowling, Yorkshire, grandson of Stephen and Ann Pickles.

1901 Cowling, Yorkshire Census: Middleton - Arthur Hargreaves, aged 12 years, born Cowling, son of Tempest and Mary Hargreaves.

1911 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: Prospect View - Arthur Hargreaves, aged 22 years, born Cowling, Yorkshire, son of Tempest and Mary Hargreaves.

Arthur was married to Martha J. Emmott in 1913.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur Hargreaves, 13684, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private Arthur HARGREAVES

Private Arthur HARGREAVES

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

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

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: HARGREAVES

Forename(s): Arthur

Born:

Residence:

Enlisted: Cowling, Yorks

Number: 13684

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 16/09/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: HARGREAVES

Forename(s): Arthur

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13684

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: "A" Coy. 10th Bn.

Age: 27

Awards:

Died Date: 16/09/1915

Additional Information: Son of Tempest and Mary Hargreaves; husband of Martha J. Hargreaves, of 4, Gill Top, Cowling, Keighley. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HE HATH DONE WHAT HE COULD)

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War Diary (WO 95/2184/1) of the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

16.9.15

All quiet. Artillery duel over our heads. Germans retaliated on our trenches, but did no damage. We suffered our 1st casualty No 13684 Pte Arthur Hargreaves A Coy was sniped whilst cooking his dinner. He died instantaneously.

In the evening the dumping ground was swept by M/G fire by the enemy, during this time Lce Cpl 116211 R.D. Tillebrooke of A Company was shot through the head. Both casualties were buried in the BOIS GRENIER church yard crosses were erected over their bodies.

[Lance Corporal Raymond Douglas Tilbrook, 12003 of Keighley, Yorkshire.]

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Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Photograph sent home to his parents at Bolton by Bowland by Pte Henry (Harry) Valance Killeen (13738). Henry is standing, with his hands behind his back, 11th from right. His brother, Pte Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen (q.v.), was killed in action on the 25 January 1916

Courtesy of Paula Ann Payne (née Bailey), Barnoldswick

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

Courtesy of Bernard Ideson

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Private Arthur Hargreaves

Private Arthur Hargreaves

Courtesy of Rev. Robert D. Carter (Formerly vicar of Holy Trinity, Cowling)

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24 September 1915

HARGREAVES – On a date not known, in France, Pte. Hargreaves, 10th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, formerly of Cowling.

24 September 1915

COWLING MAN KILLED

The news reached the village during the week of the death of Private Arthur Hargreaves, of the 10th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. He went to France a week or two ago, and has been in the front line of trenches for some days.

He was shot through the back by a German sniper, the bullet entering his back and passing through his lungs. He died on the way to hospital. Private Hargreaves was a well-known sportsman, and played a prominent part with both the Cowling cricket and football teams. He was a member of the football team which won the championship of the Keighley and District League, and was well-known as a bowler in the West Bradford Cricket League. He also had some connection with several football clubs outside the village, amongst these being Sutton United.

He was widely known in sporting circles, and was very popular both on and off the field. His death is keenly regretted throughout the whole village, and the deepest sympathy is extended towards his widow and child.

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17 September 1915

Cowling’s First Loss in the War

The whole village received the news of Cowling’s first loss with deep regret. It was first reported and then confirmed that Private Arthur Hargreaves had been killed at the Front by a German sniper. It appears, according to letters received from his comrades, that he was shot through the lungs, and died on the way to hospital. Private Hargreaves joined Kitchener’s voluntary force, viz., the 10th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, along with several other lads from the village, last September, and had been in France only a few weeks. He was a very fine athlete, and a well-known sportsman. He was a prominent member of both the Cowling Cricket and Football Clubs, playing right full-back for the team which won the championship in the Keighley and District League. He was also well-known as a bowler in the West Bradford Cricket League. He was at one time connected with other clubs outside the village, amongst those being Sutton United Football Club. He was deservedly popular both on and off the field, and was a thorough sportsman.

Private Hargreaves was a native of Cowling, and this first noble sacrifice is fully appreciated throughout the whole village. His wife and child have the deep sympathy of the villagers.

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