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Edwin ISHERWOOD

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Surname: ISHERWOOD

Forename(s): Edwin

Place of Birth: Newton-in-Bowland, Yorkshire

Service No: 13764

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-10-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: NEWTON-IN-BOWLAND, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SLAIDBURN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Edwin Isherwood was the son of Thomas and Hannah Isherwood, née Topham and brother of Private Walter Isherwood (13772) (q.v.). Both of their parents were born at Newton-in-Bowland, Yorkshire.

1901 Newton-in-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Foulscales - Edwin Isherwood, aged 4 years, born Newton, son of Thomas and Hannah Isherwood.

1911 Newton-in-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Higher Birkett - Edwin Isherwood, aged 14 years, born Newton. [Edwin was employed by Thomas Barrow, Farmer.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edwin Isherwood, 13764, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915. K. in A. 5.10.16.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Edwin Isherwood, 13767, 10th W. Rid. R. K. in A. 5.10.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Edwin Isherwood, 13764, 10th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 5.10.16 in action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Hannah. £14 18s. 1d. Brother - George. £2 14s. 1d. Brother - James. £2 14s. 1d. Brother - Albert. £2 14s. 0d. Sister - Mary. £2 14s. 1d. Sister in Law - Sarah. £ 2 14s. 1d. Request of deceased’s Brother - Thomas.

A short biography of Edwin is included in: ‘In Love, In Gratitude, In Remembrance - Remembering the Men & Women of Slaidburn, Newton in Bowland, Dunsop Bridge, Dale Head & Tosside’ by Margaret Brenchley (2018).

Photograph: ‘Clitheroe Times’ (27 October 1916).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Edwin ISHERWOOD

Private Edwin ISHERWOOD

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: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: ISHERWOOD

Forename(s): Edwin

Born: Slaidburn, Yorks

Residence: Newton, Lancs

Enlisted: Settle, Yorks

Number: 13764

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 05/10/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: ISHERWOOD

Forename(s): Edwin

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13764

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 05/10/1916

Additional Information:

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‘Clitheroe Times’ (20 October 1916)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)

THE SECOND BLOW

NEWTON MOTHER’S SAD LOSS

General sympathy will go out to Mrs. Isherwood, of Foulscales Farm, Newton, in the sad blow which has befallen her this week, by the receipt of official news that her son, Private Edwin Isherwood has been killed in action. He, along with his brother Walter, responded to the call of Captain Tunstill two years ago, and joined the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. Walter contracted pneumonia during training and succumbed, his body being brought to Slaidburn for burial. Whilst attending the funeral, Edwin also was taken ill, and he lay in a critical condition for several weeks at home, later rejoining the company. He went to France about twelve months ago and had seen heavy fighting. Another brother, licensee of the Moorcock Inn, is with the forces expecting shortly to go to France.

‘The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times’ (22 September 1939)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

ITEMS FROM OUR ISSUES OF SEPTEMBER 18th 1914
There were animated scenes in the usually quiet village of Slaidburn, on the 19th, when the first batch of local recruits left to join Kitchener’s Army. They were Charles Parker, Abel Moore, George Whitfield, Joshua Crossley, Edwin and Walter Isherwood. Their departure was preceded by a little ceremony in the Mission Room, presided over by Mr. W. King-Wilkinson, at which a brief address was given by the Rev. J.C. Garnett, who counselled the men to go in the strength of God, so that whatever danger beset them they need have no fear. The Slaidburn Band played the National Anthem, and to patriotic airs and the cheers of the villagers, the men left for Settle in cars provided by Messrs. W. and L. King-Wilkinson.

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Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Photograph sent home to his parents at Bolton by Bowland by Pte Henry (Harry) Valance Killeen (13738). Henry is standing, with his hands behind his back, 11th from right. His brother, Pte Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen (q.v.), was killed in action on the 25 January 1916

Courtesy of Paula Ann Payne (née Bailey), Barnoldswick

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

Courtesy of Bernard Ideson

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25 September 1914

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

The following men have answered the appeal by joining the Settle Company of the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment:–

From Austwick – William Hoyle, Wilson Pritchard, Samuel Shepherd, Fred Swale, John William Thistlewaite, George Thistlewaite.
Airton – Kayley Earnshaw.
Arncliffe – Percy Hodgson, John Simpson.
Bolton-by-Bowland – Irvine Clark, Jim Coates, Richard Davies Ellison, Harold Greenhow, Edward Victor Grubb, James Mason, Robert Singleton, Joseph Chapman Syers.
Bell Busk – Leonard Fox.
Clapham – Albert Edward Drury, Arthur Herbert Procter.
Grindleton – William Irvin Bell, James Wilding Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, William Walker.
Gisburn – Anthony Lofthouse, John Robinson.
Hellifield – James John Angus, Charles Graham, Thomas Harding, Charles Harwood, Sidney Hoar, John Ernest Linnett, Joseph Edward Preston, Thomas Procter, Christopher Ralph, Norman Roberts, Fred Graham.
Horton – John Bruce Davidson.
Ingleton – Hugh Robinson.
Longpreston – Arthur Bailey, Thomas Garnett, John Henry Hitchin, Henry Edward Horner, William Jones, James Kayley, Job Kayley, Arthur Lawson, William Henry Metcalfe, Joseph Parker, William Procter, William Rawlinson.
Langcliffe – Richard Butler, Thomas Henry Edmondson.
Marton – John Beckwith.
Malham – James Swinbank.
Newsholme – Thomas Edward Askew, Carl Parrington Branthwaite, Benjamin Ashton Butler, William Henry Scott.
Otterburn – Harry Gilbert Tunstill.
Settle – Robert William Bell, Ernest Campbell, George Clark, John Thomas Cockerill, Robert Cresswell, Herbert Dickinson, William Edward Gibson, George Jellett, Thomas Laytham, Robert Henry Maunders, Robert Newhouse, Walter Umpleby, Thomas Walsh, Solomon Richard Webb.
Stainforth – Walter Dinsdale.
Slaidburn – Edwin Isherwood, Walter Isherwood, Abel Moore, Charles Edward Parker, George Whitfield.
Wigglesworth – Fred Metcalfe, George Oversby.
Waddington – Joseph Barrett Hartley, Albert Hird [Herd], Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby, William Watson.

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