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Place of Birth: Silsden, Yorkshire
Service No: 29941
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1917-09-21
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 82 to 85.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SILSDEN, YORKSHIRE
Ernest Hardcastle (born 9 February 1898) was the son of John Henry and Alice Hardcastle, née Campion and brother of Private Cyril Hardcastle (17983) (q.v.) who survived the Great War. Their father was born at Silsden and mother at Guisborough, Yorkshire.
1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: Brunthwaite - Ernest Hardcastle, aged 3 years, born Silsden, son of Henry and Alice Hardcastle.
1911 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: Swartha - Ernest Hardcastle, aged 13 years, born Silsden, son of Harry and Alice Hardcastle.
The British Army Service Record for Ernest Hardcastle exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Ernest Hardcastle, 29941, W. Rid. R. K. in A. 21.9.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Ernest Hardcastle, 29941, 8 W.Rid. R.; 10 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 21.9.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Ernest Hardcastle, 29941, 10 W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 21.9.17. France or Belgm. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John H. £6 15s. 8d.
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:
HARDCASTLE, Ernest, aged 21, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Hardcastle, [Silsden], killed in action Sept. 21, 1917.
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Private Ernest HARDCASTLE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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