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Forename(s): Edmund

Place of Birth: Burtersett, Yorkshire

Service No: 28233

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-06-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XV. I. 6.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Local War Memorial: HARDRAW, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SEDBUSK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Edmund Staveley was the son of Edmund and Mary Staveley, née Syson. Edmund, senior, was born at Hawes and Mary at Osmotherley, Yorkshire. Mary died in 1886 and Edmund married Mary Little in 1891. Edmund, junior, was the half-brother of Private Lister Staveley (29407) (q.v.) and Private George Staveley (29408) (q.v.).

1891 Burtersett, Yorkshire Census: Burtersett - Edmund Stavley [sic], aged 4 years, born Hawes, son of Edmund Stavley, widower.

1901 Gayle, Yorkshire Census: Park House - Edmund Stavely [sic], aged 16 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire. [Edmund was employed by Simon H. Willan, Solicitor.]

1911 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: High Shaw - Edmund Staveley, aged 25 years, born Burtersett, Yorkshire. [Edmund was employed by Richard Pratt, Farmer.]

Edmund was married to Agnes Waggett in 1914.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edmund Staveley, 28233, Yorkshire Regiment.

A short biography of Edmund 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 entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

STAVELEY, Edmund, [Hawes], aged 29, Yorkshire Regiment, died of wounds June 9, 1917.


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Private Edmund STAVELEY

Private Edmund STAVELEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Forename(s): Edmund

Born: Hawes, Yorks

Residence: Hawes

Enlisted: Leyburn

Number: 28233

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 9th Battalion


Died Date: 09/06/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Forename(s): E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 28233

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 9th Bn.



Died Date: 09/06/1917

Additional Information:



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22 June 1917

STAVELEY – Died from shell wounds received in action on the Western Front, Pte. Edmund Staveley, Yorks. Regiment, formerly of Simonstone, near Hawes.

22 June 1917


On Thursday, the 14th inst., an official notification was received by Mrs. Staveley, Simonstone, near Hawes, stating that her husband, Private Edmund Staveley, Yorks. Regiment, had died from shell wounds received on Saturday, June 9th. Private Staveley enlisted, along with his brother Robert, in May 1916, and they went together to France in the following September. ‘Eb Staveley’, as he was familiarly known, was for many seasons an enthusiastic footballer and a much-valued member of the Hawes Football Club. He was a capital halfback who never spared himself, and if matters were going against his side it only increased his determination and added zest to his efforts. As a member of the Club Committee he was invaluable, and none ever worked harder for the welfare of the club. He was ever a hard-working, unostentatious young fellow, who did his duty in whatever position he was placed, and in giving his life for King and Country he has rendered the highest duty possible to man. He was well liked by all who knew him and his football comrades and other friends will sincerely regret his death. He was married only two and a half years ago, and his widow, for whom much sympathy is felt, is left with two little children. One of his two half brothers, who both joined the Army, died in France from gas poisoning. Private Staveley is the third regular member of the Hawes Football Club to make the supreme sacrifice, and all three were married men with young families.

06 July 1917


A memorial service was held in the Parish Church, Hardraw, last Sunday evening in honour of the following soldiers from the parish who have fallen in the war:– Second-Lieutenant F. Dinsdale, Private W. Moore, and Private E. Staveley.

The church was crowded by people from all parts of the district. The service opened with the singing of the National Anthem, and the service for evensong was followed up to the first hymn, ‘Now the labourer’s task is o’er’. Then the Vicar, the Rev. C.W. Summerfield, read the special form of memorial service compiled by the Bishop of Richmond. After the singing of the hymn, ‘The Son of God goes forth to war’, the Vicar delivered a most earnest and inspiring sermon. The singing of the hymn ‘Abide with me’ closed the service.

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22 June 1917

STAVELEY – Died of wounds, June 9th, Pte. Edmund Staveley, of the Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mrs. Staveley, of Simonstone, Hawes, aged 29.

22 June 1917


Last week-end Mrs. Staveley, Simonstone, Hawes, received the sad news that her husband, Pte. Edmund Staveley, Yorks Regiment, had died of wounds in France on the 9th inst. Pte. Staveley, who was aged 29, was well-known and highly respected in the district. For many seasons he took an active part in the management of the Football Club, and was one of the hardest working members of the team. Much sympathy is felt for the widow, who is left with two young children.

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