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Forename(s): David William
Place of Birth: Swineley (Hawes), Yorkshire
Service No: 16723
Regiment / Corps / Service: Dragoon Guards, 7th (Princess Royal’s)
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: 3rd Cavalry Division
Date of Death: 1918-08-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 2.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE
David William Harker was the son of Thomas and Margaret Harker, née Metcalfe. Thomas was born at Muker and Margaret at Hawes, Yorkshire.
1901 Widdale, near Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Swinely [sic] - David William Harker, aged 9 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of Margaret Harker, widow.
1911 Widdale, near Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Swineley - David William Harker, aged 19 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of Margaret Harker, widow.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte David W. Harker, GS/21430 & D/16723, 7th Dragoon Guards.
David was killed in action at the Battle of Amiens, 8th-11th August, 1918.
A short biography of David is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private David William HARKER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Dragoon Guards, 7th (Princess Royal’s)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Cavalry Division
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