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Forename(s): Carl Parrington
Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire
Service No: 13609
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 11th (Reserve) Battalion
Date of Death: 1919-12-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: GARGRAVE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD
Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HALTON WEST, YORKSHIRE
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 Ann Mitton, née Taylforth (born Masongill, Yorkshire, 1858) married Robert William Mitton in 1880; Robert died in 1886. Catherine was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Taylforth, née Capstick.
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.]
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.
The British Army Pension Record for Carl Parrington Branthwaite exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Carl P. Branthwaite, 13609, West Riding Regiment. Date of Enlistment: 9 September 1914. Date of Discharge: 31 August 1916. Date of application [for the Silver War Badge]: 1 January 1918. Address of applicant: Ida Hospital, Horsforth, Leeds, Yorks. [Carl received the Silver War Badge.]
Carl is buried in the same grave as Robert William Taylforth, the son of Catherine Ann Mitton, née Taylforth.
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).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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