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Forename(s): Francis Darbyshire
Place of Birth: ---
Service No: 11/158
Regiment / Corps / Service: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: New Zealand and Australian Division
Date of Death: 1915-08-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 6.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: CHUNUK BAIR (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Francis Darbyshire Twisleton was the son of Frederick Fiennes and Rachel Twisleton (née -) and brother of Corporal Ronald Burnsall Twisleton (7/2323) (q.v.). Their father was born at Winskill, Langcliffe, Yorkshire. Francis and Ronald were cousins of Major Francis Morphet Twisleton (9/662) (q.v.).
New Zealand service records: https://www.govt.nz/browse/history-culture-and-heritage/nz-history/get-a-copy-of-a-ww1-service-record/
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:
TWISTLETON, Trooper Francis D., nephew of Mr. T. Twistleton of Almscliffe, Menston. Connected with the Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, son of Mr. Fred F. Twistleton, Palmerston North, New Zealand and formerly of Winskill, near Settle, killed in action in the Dardanelles Aug.7, 1915.
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Trooper Francis Darbyshire TWISLETON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: New Zealand and Australian Division
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