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Edward METCALFE

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Surname: METCALFE

Forename(s): Edward

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 17128

Rank: L/Corporal

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

Battalion / Unit: 2/4th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1917-12-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. A. 19.

CWGC Cemetery: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Edward Metcalfe (born 29 October 1894) was the son of Edward and Eliza Jane Metcalfe, formerly Day, née Hartley. Edward was born at Skipton and Eliza at Carleton-in-Craven, Yorkshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 23, Newmarket Street - Edward Metcalfe, aged 6 years, born Skipton, stepson [sic] of Eliza Jane Metcalfe, widow.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 21, Gargrave Road - Edward Metcalfe, aged 16 years, born Skipton, son of Eliza Jane Metcalfe, widow.

The British Army Service Record for Edward Metcalfe exists but may be incomplete.

Edward joined the Army Ordnance Corps on 25.10.15 and transferred to the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) on 18.6.17.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edward Metcalf [sic], 17128, W. Rid. R. D. of W. 3.12.17.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Edward Metcalfe, 17128, 10 W. Rid. R.; 2/4 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 3.12.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl Edward Metcalfe, 17128, 2/4 West Riding. Date and Place of Death: 3.12.17 in Action France. Wounds. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and administratrix - Eliza J. £14 6s. 6d.

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

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:

METCALFE, L-Cpl. Edward, aged 23, Duke of Wellington’s, son of Mrs. Metcalfe, Glen Royd, Gargrave Road, Skipton, died of wounds Dec. 3, 1917.

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L/Corporal Edward METCALFE

L/Corporal Edward METCALFE

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: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: METCALFE

Forename(s): Edward

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence: Skipton

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 17128

Rank: L/Cpl

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

Battalion: 2/4th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 03/12/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: METCALFE

Forename(s): E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 17128

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 2nd/4th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 03/12/1917

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Metcalfe Society

(Supplied by David Metcalfe, Keeper of the Computer Index for the Metcalfe Society, Catterick Garrison)

Edward Metcalfe dd 3 Dec 1917 was born 29 Oct 1894 Skipton son of Edward & Eliza Jane (Day) Metcalfe.

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

1918

METCALFE Edward of 21 Park-avenue Pargrave-road [sic] Skipton Yorkshire private West Riding regiment died 3 December 1917 in France Administration (with Will) London 17 April to Eliza Jane Metcalfe widow. Effects £380 10s. 6d.

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14 December 1917

METCALFE – December 3rd 1917, died from wounds received in action on the Western Front, Lance Corporal Edward Metcalfe, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mrs. E. Metcalfe, Park Avenue, Skipton, aged 23 years.

14 December 1917

LANCE-CORPORAL EDWARD METCALFE

With regret we have also to record the death from wounds on December 3rd of Lance-Corporal Edward Metcalfe, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. E. Metcalfe, Glenroyd, Park Avenue, Skipton. The sad news was received from the Records Office, York, on Tuesday morning, but no details are yet to hand. Only 23 years of age, deceased was educated at the Skipton Grammar School and the Keighley Technical School, and was learning designing with the firm of Messrs. Firth and Moorhouse, Skipton. He enlisted in October 1914, the week before he attained his majority, and for a long period was in the Army Ordnance Corps, being on the office staff at Didcot. Subsequently, however, he was transferred to the West Riding Regiment, and sent to the Front about eight weeks ago. He was a fine lad whose future was full of promise, and much sympathy is felt with the bereaved mother, who has another son, Private Sidney Day, at the Front.

29 November 1918

METCALFE – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Lance-Corporal Edward Metcalfe, who died of wounds received in France December 3rd, 1917, aged 23 years, and was interred in Achiet-le-grand Communal Cemetery.

Days of sadness still come o’er us,
Hidden tears oft-times flow,
Memory keeps our loved one near us,
Though he died one year ago.

From Mother and Sister, Park Avenue, Skipton.

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14 December 1917

METCALFE – Died from wounds, Dec. 3rd, Lance-Corpl. Edward Metcalfe, of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Metcalfe, of Glen Royd, Gargrave Road, Skipton, aged 23.

14 December 1917

SKIPTON

LANCE-CORPL. EDWARD METCALFE KILLED

Lance-Corporal Edward Metcalfe, of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Edward Metcalfe, of Glen Royd, Gargrave Road, Skipton, died from wounds received in action on December 3rd. Lance-Corpl. Metcalfe, who was 23 years of age, enlisted in October, 1914, and had only been in France about eight weeks. He was educated at the Skipton Grammar School and the Keighley Technical Institute, and prior to enlisting he was learning designing with Messrs. Firth and Moorhouse, manufacturers, Skipton. Mrs. Metcalfe has also another son serving in France.

14 December 1917

FOUNDER’S DAY AT SKIPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

A Fifteenth Century Foundation – War Memorial Proposed

COMMEMORATION SERVICE

Wednesday’s proceedings were opened with a service in commemoration not only of the founders and benefactors of the school but also of the gallant men who formerly passed through the school and who had given their lives for their country in the present war. The service was conducted by the headmaster (Rev. F.G. Forder) in the big school and there was a good attendance of old boys and others interested in the school. The names of the fallen heroes are as follows:– 2nd Lieut. T.B. Bellamy, Captain C.D. Bennett, 2nd Lieut. T.D. Broughton, Captain C.W. Brown, Gunner Philip Brown, Corporal H.S. Caw, Sergt. J. Cockerill, 2nd Lieut. H. Colley (master), Major M.E. Cookson, 2nd Lieut. E.G. Goodman, 2nd Lieut. F.H. Gill, Private W. Hartley, Rifleman W.M. Jowett, Lieut. H. Knowles, 2nd Lieut. C.H. Lee (master), 2nd Lieut. J.C. McIntyre, Captain J.B. McKay, Lance-Corporal A.J. Metcalfe, J.H. [E.] Metcalfe, Private E. Platt, Private C.T.W. Rigby, 2nd Lieut. W.A. Rodwell, Sergt. A.F. Ryder, Lieut. E.J.C. Supple (master), Private F. Thornton, Rifleman H. Tindall, Sergt. H. Walker, Gunner Herbert Watson, 2nd Lieut. Alec Wilson, Private Cameron Wilson, 2nd Lieut. Ian Wilson.

Among the old boys who have gained distinctions are the following:– Military Cross, Second-Lieutenant J.G. Berry, Second-Lieutenant J.B. Hartley, Captain J.T. Hurst, Lieut. P. Jowett, Lieut. J. Petty, and Capt. T.B. Pollard (master); Distinguished Conduct Medal, Corpl. W.A. Murgatroyd; Mentioned in Despatches, Lieut. J. Pethybridge, Capt. Allan Wilson, and many others.

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