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Elijah SUTCLIFFE

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Surname: SUTCLIFFE

Forename(s): Elijah

Place of Birth: Shipley, Yorkshire

Service No: WR/25667

Rank: Pioneer

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers

Battalion / Unit: 338th Railway Construction Coy

Division: ---

Age: 34

Date of Death: 1919-02-12

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 39.

CWGC Cemetery: HALLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial: SILSDEN, YORKSHIRE

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Elijah Sutcliffe was the son of William and Lavinia Sutcliffe, née Crabtree and brother of Gunner William Hartley Sutcliffe (1324) (q.v.). Their father was born at Shipley and mother at Windhill, Yorkshire.

1891 Liversedge, Yorkshire Census: Shaw Street - Elijah Sutcliffe, aged 7 years, born Windhill, Yorkshire, son of William and Lavinia Sutcliffe.

1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 13, Cragg View - Elizah [sic] Sutcliffe, aged 16 years, born Shipley, Yorkshire, daughter [sic] of William and Lavinia Sutcliffe.

Elijah was married to Amanda Holmes in 1905. Amanda was the sister of Private Wilfred Holmes (10990) (q.v.).

1911 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 6, Mitchell Square - Elijah Sutcliffe, aged 26 years, born Shipley, Yorkshire, husband of Amanda Sutcliffe.

The British Army Service Record for Elijah Sutcliffe exists but may be incomplete.

The British Army Pension Record for Elijah Sutcliffe exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pnr Elizah [sic] Sutcliffe, 280530 & WR25667, Royal Engineers.

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Surname: SUTCLIFFE

Forename(s): Elijah

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: WR/25667

Rank: Pioneer

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Unit: 338th Railway Construction Coy.

Age: 34

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Died Date: 12/02/1919

Additional Information: Son of William Sutcliffe; husband of Amanda Robottom (formerly Sutcliffe), of 3, Beech Grove, Silsden, Keighley, Yorks. Born at Silsden. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: RESURGAM)

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Entry for the marriage of Elijah Sutcliffe to Amanda Holmes, 3 June 1905

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15 December 1916

GUNNER WILLIAM HARTLEY SUTCLIFFE OF SILSDEN KILLED

Mrs. Lavinia Sutcliffe, of 13, Cragg View, Silsden, received official information from the War Office on Monday morning last stating that her youngest son, Gunner William Hartley Sutcliffe, of the Trench Mortar Battery, was killed in action on November 17th. The locality not being stated.

About a fortnight ago Gunner Cyril Bishop, of Keighley, wrote saying that he had lost his best pal. The information was conveyed to Mrs. Sutcliffe, and she being anxious about her son, wrote to the Record Office at York. She received a reply confirming his death.

Gunner Sutcliffe was 22 years of age, enlisted about Whitsuntide 1915, and had been out in France about twelve months. He was formerly attached to the Howitzer Brigade, but meeting with an accident some time ago by being kicked over the eye with a mule, he was transferred to the Trench Motor Battery. He was formerly employed by Messrs. John Dixon & Sons, bobbin manufacturers, Steeton. In his last letter home to his mother he stated that he had been very busy for the past few weeks, having been in the trenches every other day. He also hoped to be home before very long.

Mrs. Sutcliffe has another son, Driver Samuel Sutcliffe, who is also attached to the Motor Transport, and has been serving for the last two years. Another son, Elijah Sutcliffe, enlisted soon after the outbreak of war in the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, but was discharged on account of having his trigger finger end off. Gunner Sutcliffe was well over six feet in height.

25 April 1919

HOLMES – In loving memory of my dear brother, Private W. Holmes, aged 20 years, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action in France, April 27th, 1917.

Also of our dear husband and daddy, Private E. Sutcliffe, aged 34 years, of the Royal Engineers, who died of pneumonia in Belgium, February 12th, 1919.

“Until the day breaks.”

From A. Sutcliffe and Children, Silsden.

13 February 1920

SUTCLIFFE – In loving memory of Sapper Sutcliffe, Royal Engineers, who died of pneumonia in Belgium, February 12th, 1919.

I think of a far off valley, amid a lonely land,
Where shadowed by a mountain, some wooden crosses stand.

Always remembered by Jane and John, Middle Nook, Wadsworth.

SUTCLIFFE – In loving memory of Elijah Sutcliffe, Royal Engineers, who died of pneumonia in Belgium, February 12th, 1919.

“He giveth His beloved sleep.”

Mrs. Holmes and Family, Wellington Street, Barnoldswick.

11 February 1921

SUTCLIFFE – In loving memory of Private E. Sutcliffe, who died at Hal, Belgium, Feb. 12th, 1919.

From the Family, Silsden.

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15 December 1916

SILSDEN SOLDIER KILLED

Mrs. Lavinia Sutcliffe, of 13, Cragg View, Silsden, received official information from the War Office on Monday morning stating that her youngest son, Gunner William Hartley Sutcliffe, of the Trench Motor Battery, was killed in action on November 17th, the locality not being stated. About a fortnight ago Gunner Cyril Bishop, of Keighley, wrote saying that he had lost his best pal. The news was conveyed to Mrs. Sutcliffe, and she being anxious about her son wrote to the Record Office at York, and she received a reply confirming his death. Gunner Sutcliffe, who was 22 years of age, enlisted about Whitsuntide 1915, and had been out in France about 12 months. He was formerly attached to the Howitzer Brigade, but meeting with an accident some time ago by being kicked over the eye with a mule, he was transferred to the Trench Motor Battery. He was formerly employed by Messrs. John Dixon & Sons, bobbin manufacturers, Steeton. In his last letter home to his mother he stated that he had been very busy for the last two weeks, having been in the trenches every other day. He also hoped to be home before very long. Mrs. Sutcliffe has another son, Driver Samuel Sutcliffe, who is attached to the Motor Transport, and has been serving for the last two years. Another son, Elijah Sutcliffe, enlisted soon after the outbreak of war in the 9th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, but was discharged owing to having his trigger finger end off. Gunner Sutcliffe stood well over six foot in height.

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