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Carl Parrington BRANTHWAITE

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Forename(s): Carl Parrington

Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire

Service No: 13609

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 11th (Reserve) Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1919-12-11

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Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE


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Carl Parrington Branthwaite (born at Flintergill, Dent, 27 October 1894) was the son of Sarah Ann Branthwaite (see birth certificate).

In Carl’s Army Pension Record his next of kin is named as his ‘grandmother’, Mrs Mitton of Ivy Cottage, Dent. The UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 name his dependant as his ‘mother’ – Mrs Catherine Ann Mitton, Flinterghyll, Dent, Nr Sedburgh, Yorks. Catherine (born Masongill, Yorkshire, c. 1858) was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Taylforth, née Capstick. Catherine married Robert William Mitton in 1880; Robert died in 1886.

1901 Dent, Yorkshire Census: Flinterghyll - Carl Parrington Branthwaite, aged 6 years, born Dent. [Carl was boarding with Catherine Ann Mitton.]

1911 Halton West, Yorkshire Census: Old Hall - Carl Branthwaite, aged 17 years, born Dent, Yorkshire. [Carl was employed by Tom Charles Moon. Farmer.]

The British Army Pension Record for Carl Parrington Branthwaite exists but may be incomplete.

Carl enlisted in the 10th (Service) Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) but was transferred on the 16 November 1914 to the 11th (Reserve) Bn.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Carl P. Branthwaite, 13609, W. Rid. R. Date of Enlistment: 9.9.14. Date of Discharge: 31.8.16. Date of application [for the Silver War Badge]: 1.1.18. Address of applicant: Ida Hospital, Horsforth, Leeds, Yorks. [Carl received the Silver War Badge.]

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Carl. Name(s) on card(s): Mrs Catherine Ann Mitton. Relationship: Mother. Address: Flinterghyll, Dent, Nr Sedbergh, Yorks.

Carl, who was suffering from tuberculosis when discharged from the army, is buried in the same grave as Robert William Taylforth (born c. 1875), the son of Catherine Ann Taylforth, later Mitton.

A short biography of Carl is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

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

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

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'The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times' (22 September 1939)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)



Recruits from Waddington who joined Mr. Tunstill's Settle Company of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, were Joseph B. Hartley, Albert Herd, Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby and William Watson. Grindleton: William I. Bell, James W. Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, and William Walker. Gisburn: Anthony Lofthouse and John Robinson. Newsholme: Thomas E. Askew, Carl P. Braithwaite [Branthwaite], Benjamin A. Butler and William H. Scott.

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Birth Certificate for Carl Parrington Branthwaite

Birth Certificate for Carl Parrington Branthwaite

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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

St Andrew's Churchyard, Gargrave

St Andrew's Churchyard, Gargrave

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St Andrew's Churchyard, Gargrave

St Andrew's Churchyard, Gargrave

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11 December 1914


Our Settle and district readers will be interested to hear that the Settle Company of Kitchener’s Army – who are included in the 10th Service Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment – left Trensham [Frensham] Camp on the 2nd inst., and went into the Oudenarde Barracks, North Camp, at Aldershot. The men are well and contented, and are working hard for their country’s cause. There are many civilians who do not even yet realise how much these men have given up and how cheerfully they face hardships in order that those at home, unable for various reasons to give their services, mat still enjoy the comforts and undisturbed peace of their own homes.

The next move of the regiment was on Monday to Camberley where they remain for seven days, and then back to barracks again. The men are in the midst of company training, and all ranks are doing their best to become efficient. K. Earnshaw, R, Coltswell, J.H. Hitchin, and N. Roberts have gained promotion, and there are many other Settle lads who are marked out for promotion in the immediate future. The last few weeks at Trensham were very rough, and the men found that it was no picnic to camp out in November. There are two invalids in hospital, viz., Pte. P.C. [C.P.] Branthwaite, of Newsholme, who is very ill with pneumonia, and Pte. Greenhow, from a very bad attack of the same disease.

19 December 1919

BRANTHWAITE - December 11th, 1919, at the Leeds General Infirmary, Carl Parrington Branthwaite, of Bank Newton, Gargrave (late of the 10th West Riding Regiment), aged 25 years. Interred at Gargrave Parish Church on December 15th.

17 December 1920

BRANTHWAITE - In loving memory of Carl Parrington Branthwaite, late of the 10th West Riding Regiment, who died December 13th, 1919.

"Remembrance!" 'Tis sweet yet sad to recall;
He was loved by us and respected by all.

From all at home, Parker's Farm, Bank Newton, Gargrave.

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25 September 1914


The following men have answered the appeal by joining the Settle Company of the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment:-

From Austwick - William Hoyle, Wilson Pritchard, Samuel Shepherd, Fred Swale, John William Thistlewaite, George Thistlewaite.
Airton - Kayley Earnshaw.
Arncliffe - Percy Hodgson, John Simpson.
Bolton-by-Bowland - Irvine Clark, Jim Coates, Richard Davies Ellison, Harold Greenhow, Edward Victor Grubb, James Mason, Robert Singleton, Joseph Chapman Syers.
Bell Busk - Leonard Fox.
Clapham - Albert Edward Drury, Arthur Herbert Procter.
Grindleton - William Irvin Bell, James Wilding Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, William Walker.
Gisburn - Anthony Lofthouse, John Robinson.
Hellifield - James John Angus, Charles Graham, Thomas Harding, Charles Harwood, Sidney Hoar, John Ernest Linnett, Joseph Edward Preston, Thomas Procter, Christopher Ralph, Norman Roberts, Fred Graham.
Horton - John Bruce Davidson.
Ingleton - Hugh Robinson.
Longpreston - Arthur Bailey, Thomas Garnett, John Henry Hitchin, Henry Edward Horner, William Jones, James Kayley, Job Kayley, Arthur Lawson, William Henry Metcalfe, Joseph Parker, William Procter, William Rawlinson.
Langcliffe - Richard Butler, Thomas Henry Edmondson.
Marton - John Beckwith.
Malham - James Swinbank.
Newsholme - Thomas Edward Askew, Carl Parrington Branthwaite, Benjamin Ashton Butler, William Henry Scott.
Otterburn - Harry Gilbert Tunstill.
Settle - Robert William Bell, Ernest Campbell, George Clark, John Thomas Cockerill, Robert Cresswell, Herbert Dickinson, William Edward Gibson, George Jellett, Thomas Laytham, Robert Henry Maunders, Robert Newhouse, Walter Umpleby, Thomas Walsh, Solomon Richard Webb.
Stainforth - Walter Dinsdale.
Slaidburn - Edwin Isherwood, Walter Isherwood, Abel Moore, Charles Edward Parker, George Whitfield.
Wigglesworth - Fred Metcalfe, George Oversby.
Waddington - Joseph Barrett Hartley, Albert Hird [Herd], Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby, William Watson.

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