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Clifford Crawshaw PICKLES

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Surname: PICKLES

Forename(s): Clifford Crawshaw

Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire

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Rank: Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Army Medical Corps

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Age: 30

Date of Death: 1916-12-22

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: T. 75.


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Clifford Crawshaw Pickles was the son of John Jagger and Lucy Pickles, née Dobson and brother of Surgeon Philip Dobson Pickles (q.v.). Their father was born at Shelf and mother at Dodworth, Yorkshire. Another son of John and Lucy, William Norman, who also became a doctor, was married to Gertrude Adelaide Tunstill. Gertrude was the sister of Harry Gilbert Tunstill who was instrumental in raising recruits for the army early in the Great War. Ultimately these recruits became ‘A’ Coy 10th (Service) Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

1891 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 105, Camp Road - Clifford C. Pickles, aged 4 years, born Leeds, son of John J. and Lucy Pickles.

1901 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 105, Camp Road - Clifford C. Pickles, aged 14 years, born Leeds, son of John Jagger and Lucy Pickles.

1911 Ossett, Yorkshire Census: Sowood House - Clifford Crawshaw Pickles, aged 24 years, born Leeds. [Clifford was an assistant to William Louis René Wood, Physician and Surgeon.]

Clifford was married to Dorothy Beatrice Emily Wilkinson in 1916.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt C.C. Pickles, Royal Army Medical Corps. Date of application [for Silver War Badge]: 6 January 1917. Address of applicant: 105, Camp Road, Leeds. Action taken: Refusal List 31.

Christopher is commemorated on the Leeds University War Memorial.

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Surname: PICKLES

Forename(s): Clifford Crawshaw

Country of Service: United Kingdom

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Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps


Age: 30


Died Date: 22/12/1916

Additional Information: Son of John and Lucy Pickles, of 10, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds.

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


PICKLES Clifford Crawshaw of 68 Skipton-road Earby Yorkshire died 22 December 1916 at 105 Camp-road Leeds Probate Wakefield 10 February to John Jagger Pickles surgeon. Effects £332 18s. 10d.


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23 June 1916


The marriage took place on Wednesday, the 14th inst., at St. Mary’s Church, Boston Spa, of Mr. Cliffford Crawshaw Pickles, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P of Earby, to Miss Dorothy Beatrice Emily Wilkinson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkinson, of Leeds and Boston Spa. The bridegroom, formerly a captain in the R.A.M.C., is the third son of Dr. and Mrs. J.J. Pickles of Leeds. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Reginald Harvey, rector of Barwick-in-Elmet, assisted by the Rev. Reginald G. Glennie, vicar of St. Mary’s. Dr. T.T. Pickles of Aysgarth, brother of the bridegroom, was the ‘best man.’ There was no reception owing to the recent death of another brother of the bridegroom, who went down in H.M.S. Russell in the Mediterranean.

29 December 1916


Dr. Clifford Crawshaw Pickles died suddenly on Friday at the house of his father, Dr. John J. Pickles, in Camp Road, Leeds, at the age of 30. He was educated at the Leeds Grammar School and the Leeds University. From April to July, 1915, he served in France as a captain in the R.A.M.C., bur owing to ill-health he was invalided out of the service in October of that year. He then succeeded in the practice at Earby of his brother, the late Dr. P.G. Pickles, who was lost in the Mediterranean last April. He was married to Miss Dorothy Wilkinson, of Boston Spa, last June, and three of his brothers are now serving, two as medical men in the Navy and Army.

The funeral was on Tuesday at Lawnswood, Leeds. The service was conducted by the Rev. Canon J. Longbottom, and at its close three volleys were fired over the grave by a firing party from Pontefract, under the command of Capt. Hill, and the ‘Last Post’ was sounded. The bearers were the following R.A.M.C. officers from the 2nd Northern General Hospital:–Major J.K. Jamieson, Capt. W. Cough, Capt. A. Gough, Capt. W.M. Mumby, Lieut. C.H. Sedgwick, and Lieut. Child. Among the wreaths sent was one from the officers of the West Riding Field Ambulance. The mourners included:–

Mrs. Clifford Pickles (widow), Dr. and Mrs. J.J. Pickles (father and mother), Dr. J.J. Pickles, jun., Capt. H.D. Pickles, R.A.M.C. (T), and Gunner C.E. Pickles, R.F.A. (brothers), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkinson (father and mother-in-law), Dr. Joseph Dobson (uncle), Lieut-Col. J.F. Dodson, Capt. D.F. Dobson, and Mr. W. Broadhead (cousins), Mr. E.F. Wilkinson, Mr. R. Wilkinson and Lance-Corpl. G. Wilkinson (brothers-in-law), Miss Sarah Carrack, Mrs. Wells, Lieut.-Col. W. Thompson, Major R. Lawford Knaggs, and Captain A. Richardson (Leeds General Infirmary), Capt. J.R. Wynne-Edwards and Mr. R. Wilson (Leeds Grammar School), Dr. and Mrs. J. Holmes, Dr. J.J. Anning, Mr. Richard Jackson, Mr. H. Wild, Mr. E.D.H. Rowntree, and Mr. Arthur Hanson.


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