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Charles Henry PETTY

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Surname: PETTY

Forename(s): Charles Henry

Place of Birth: Crosshills, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: Captain

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

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1921-06-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: In North-East part.

CWGC Cemetery: KILDWICK (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD AND EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Charles Henry Petty was the son of Francis William and Edith Petty, née Whalley. Francis was born at Kildwick and Edith at Bradford, Yorkshire.

1901 Glusburn, Yorkshire Census: Lingsted - Charles H. Petty, aged 8 years, born Crosshills, Yorkshire, son of Francis W. and Edith Petty.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt Charles Henry Petty, 1/6th West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 14 April 1915. Correspondence: F.W. Petty Esq (Father) Lingsted, Crosshills, Nr. Keighley, Yorkshire. C/O D.F. Peacock, Solicitor, Settle.

Charles is in the photograph of officers in CPGW book (page 44).

Charles is commemorated on the Keighley Golf Club Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919.

A short biography of Charles is included in: ‘A Grammar School at War - The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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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)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: PETTY

Forename(s): Charles Henry

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

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

Unit: 6th Bn.

Age: 28

Awards:

Died Date: 02/06/1921

Additional Information: Son of Francis William and Edith Petty.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1921

PETTY Charles Henry of Lingsted Crosshills Kildwick Yorkshire died 2 June 1921 Administration Wakefield 9 August to Francis William Petty yarn merchant. Effects £312 3s.

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Officers of the 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in 1915

Officers of the 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in 1915

Back row, left to right: –, –, –, Lieut. E.J.C. Supple, –, – Second row, left to right: –, –, –, –, Lieut. A.E.K. Slingsby, Lieut. H. Knowles, – Third row, left to right: –, –, –, –, –, –, – Front row, left to right: –, Lieut. C.H. Petty?, –

Courtesy of Roger Bancroft

St Andrew's Churchyard, Kildwick

St Andrew's Churchyard, Kildwick

CWGC private memorial

St Andrew's Churchyard, Kildwick

St Andrew's Churchyard, Kildwick

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Keighley Golf Club Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919

Keighley Golf Club Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

04 June 1915

CASUALTIES AMONG LOCAL MEN

LIEUTENANT HENRY PETTY, eldest son of Mrs. F. W. Petty, of Lingsted, Crosshills, who is with the 6th West Riding Regiment (Territorial) has been wounded in the side by a bullet which ricocheted off a spade.

03 December 1915

CROSSHILLS – WELCOME TO LIEUT. PETTY

A concert was held in the Wesleyan Schoolroom on Saturday evening. The Chairman was Lieutenant C. Henry Petty, of Lingsted, Crosshills, who has been wounded while fighting in France. The Rev. Thomas Dargue said Lieut. Petty had been in their thoughts a good deal lately, especially a few weeks ago. He had seen life as many of them were never likely to see it, and he thanked God he was safe and well again. He was certain they would give him a hearty welcome.

Lieutenant Petty said he could not say how pleased he was to be asked to occupy that position. He did not mind saying “Form fours” to soldiers, or greeting a General, but making a speech was rather different. He would like to say how much the men at the Front appreciated the socks and things the ladies at home sent out to them. Perhaps they did not always write letters of appreciation, but it was there, and now that winter was coming on again there was a need of warm clothing for protection against frost bite. A clean pair of socks was the best gift a soldier could receive.

The concert was sustained by Mrs. C. Denby (Cross Roads), soprano; Mrs. H. Ratcliffe (Oxenhope), contralto; Messrs. Arthur J. P. Heaton and F. G. Pedley (Oxenhope), tenors; and Mr. W. Moore (Oxenhope). They provided an excellent programme of songs, duets, trios and quartets. The accompanist was Miss Lena Smith, L.R.A.M., of Bradley. The programme was interspersed with dramatic and humorous recitals by Mr. M. G. Ogden, elocutionist, of Oxenhope. There was a large audience, and the proceeds, which are to provide wool for the making of comforts for the soldiers, amounted to £10 10s.

10 June 1921

PETTY – June 2, at Lingsted, Crosshills, aged 29 years, Charles Henry, elder son of Francis William and Edith Petty.

17 June 1921

THE LATE MR. C. H. PETTY, OF CROSSHILLS

Above is reproduced a photograph of the late Mr. Charles Henry Petty, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Petty, Lingsted, Crosshills, whose death was announced in the ‘Craven Herald’ last week. Mr. Petty, who was 29 years of age, was in business with his father as a yarn merchant in Bradford, and was an ardent golfer.

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01 July 1921

GLUSBURN – LOCAL EDUCATION MATTERS: The Late Mr. C. H. Petty

A monthly meeting of the Glusburn District Education Sub-Committee was held on Monday evening last at the Glusburn Council School, Mr. E. Binns (chairman) presiding. The other members present were Messrs. H. R. Thomas, W. R. Alderson, J. W. Whitaker, J. Dixon, F. J. Wilson, J. Pearson, L. Preston, A. Smith, C. Weatherall and S. Emmott, with the Divisional Clerk (Mr. B. Thornton).

At the outset the chairman proposed that a message of condolence be sent to Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Petty on the death of their son, Mr. C. H. Petty. The chairman having referred to Mrs. Petty’s connection with the Sub-Committee and her interest in local education matters, described the late Mr. Petty as “a most lovable lad,” who served his country in the greatest crisis it has ever known. No doubt his early death was precipitated by the wounds he received in the war. Mr. Thomas seconded the resolution, which was carried by the members rising in their places.

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