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Place of Birth: Giggleswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 1799
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-07
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VII. A. 1.
CWGC Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SETTLE, YORKSHIRE
Edward (Edmund) Ellershaw was the son of Jane Ellershaw (born Ingleton, Yorkshire, c. 1861), daughter of John and Isabella Ellershaw and half-brother of Private Joseph Ronald Lord (19672) (q.v.) and cousin of Private Richard Wallbank (14317) (q.v.).
1891 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Victoria Square - Edmund Ellershaw, aged 1 year, born Giggleswick, Yorkshire, son of Jane and stepson of Richard Lord. [Jane had married Richard Lord in 1891.]
1901 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Castle Hill - Edmund Ellershaw, aged 11 years, born Giggleswick, Yorkshire, son of Jane Lord, widow.
1911 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Church Street - Edmund Ellershaw, aged 21 years, born Giggleswick, son of Jane Lord, widow.
Edward is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte E. Ellershaw.
The British Army Service Record for Edward Ellershaw exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edward Ellershaw, 1799, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. K. in A. 7.7.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Edward Ellershaw, 6/1799, 1/6 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 7.7.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Edward Ellershaw, 1799, 1/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 7.7.16. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Jane. £10 8s. 8d.
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’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
ELLERSHAW, E., aged 26, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mrs. Lord, 66 Reedley Avenue, Sackville Street, Nelson (formerly of Settle), killed in action July 7, 1916.
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Private Edward ELLERSHAW
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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