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Charles Henry HEMMINGWAY

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Surname: HEMMINGWAY

Forename(s): Charles Henry

Place of Birth: Silsden, Yorkshire

Service No: 50337

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Garrison Battalion

Division: division unknown

Age: 30

Date of Death: 1917-07-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XV. E. 1.

CWGC Cemetery: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SILSDEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Charles Henry Hemmingway (born 8 May 1887) was the son of George and Elizabeth Hemmingway, née Bolton. George was born at Leeds, Yorkshire and Elizabeth at Butt Lane near Talke, Staffordshire. No marriage has been found for George and Elizabeth.

Silsden St James Baptisms: Charles Henry Hemingway, born 8 May 1887, baptised, 13 July 1887, the son of George and Elizabeth Hemingway.

1891 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 4, Nicholson Place - Charles H. Hemmingway, aged 3 years, born Silsden, son of Elizabeth Hemmingway, single woman. [James Fortune was a boarder at this address - see 1901 Silsden Census.]

1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 8, Chapel Street - Charles H. Hemmingway, aged 13 years, born Silsden. [Charles and his mother, Elizabeth Bolton, single woman, were boarding with James Fortune. Elizabeth is described as a house keeper. James Fortune and Elizabeth Hemmingway were married in 1918.]

1911 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 1, Chapel Lane - Charles Henry Hemmingway, aged 23 years, born Silsden. [Charles was boarding with Martha Lambert as was the future Private John Gill (18/836 ) (q.v.).]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charles H. Hemmingway, 21350, East Yorkshire Regiment; and 50337, Northumberland Fusiliers.

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

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

HEMINGWAY, Charles Henry, aged 30, N.F., 6, Kirkgate, [Silsden], died Mesopotamia July 18, 1917.

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Private Charles Henry HEMMINGWAY

Private Charles Henry HEMMINGWAY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

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Surname: HEMMINGWAY

Forename(s): Charles Henry

Born: Silesden, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 50337

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 2nd Garrison Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 15/07/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Mesopotamia

Notes: Formerly 11860, West Riding Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HEMMINGWAY

Forename(s): C H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 50337

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 15/07/1917

Additional Information:

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27 July 1917

HEMMINGWAY – Died in hospital in Baghdad, Mesopotamia, Private Charles Hemmingway, Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mrs. Hemmingway, 6 Kirkgate, Silsden, aged 30 years.

27 July 1917

SILSDEN SOLDIER DIES IN BAGHDAD HOSPITAL

News was received on Monday morning last that Pte. Charles Henry Hemmingway of the Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mrs. Hemmingway, 6 Kirkgate, Silsden, had died from bronchitis in hospital at Baghdad, Mesopotamia. Pte. Hemmingway, who was 30 years of age, enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment in August 1914, but when his regiment went out to France he was taken ill and had to remain in hospital. On his recovery he was transferred to the East Yorks. Regiment and was sent to India. There he contracted malarial fever, and later volunteered to join the Northumberland Fusiliers, with which regiment he went out to Mesopotamia. He was formerly employed as a carter by Mr. Arthur Jackson of Steeton.

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27 July 1917

HEMMINGWAY– Died in hospital in Mesopotamia, July 18th, 1917, Pte. Chas. Henry Hemingway, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mrs. Hemingway, of 6, Kirkgate. Silsden, aged 30 years.

27 July 1917

SILSDEN SOLDIER’S DEATH IN MESOPOTAMIA

News was received on Monday morning last that Private Charles Henry Hemmingway, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mrs. Hemmingway, of 6, Kirkgate, Silsden, had died from bronchitis in hospital at Bagdad, Mesopotamia. Private Hemmingway, who was 30 years of age, enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment in August, 1914, but when his regiment went out to France he was taken ill and had to remain in hospital. On his recovery he was transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment and was sent to India. There he contracted malarial fever and later volunteered to join the Northumberland Fusiliers, with which regiment he went out to Mesopotamia. He was formerly employed as a carter by Mr. Arthur Jackson, of Steeton.

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