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Francis Henry RIDER

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Surname: RIDER

Forename(s): Francis Henry

Place of Birth: Redmire, Yorkshire

Service No: G/67587

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 'Z' Coy 2nd Battalion

Division: 29th Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-04-13

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 3.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: REDMIRE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Francis Henry Rider was the son of John Henry and Margaret Rider, née Earnshaw and brother of A/Sergeant John Earnshaw Rider (11455) (q.v.). Their father was born at Redmire and mother at Conisbrough, Yorkshire.

1901 Redmire, Yorkshire Census: Elm House Lodge - Frank Rider, aged 2 years, born Redmire, son of John H. and Margaret Rider.

1911 Redmire, Yorkshire Census: Gardeners Lodge - Frank Rider, aged 12 years, born Parish of Redmire, son of John Henry and Margaret Rider.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Francis H. Rider, GS/67587, 3rd London Regiment & Royal Fusiliers.

Francis and John are commemorated on the Crook, Co. Durham, War Memorial.

A short biography of Francis is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: RIDER

Forename(s): Francis Henry

Born: Redmere, Yorks

Residence: Crook

Enlisted: Crook

Number: G/67587

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 13/04/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly TR/5/65286, T.R. Battn.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: RIDER

Forename(s): Francis Henry

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: G/67587

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

Unit: "Z" Coy. 2nd Bn.

Age: 20

Awards:

Died Date: 13/04/1918

Additional Information: Son of John Henry and Margaret Rider, of Louvain House, Stanhope Terrace, Crook, Co. Durham.

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Crook, Co. Durham, War Memorial

Crook, Co. Durham, War Memorial

© Mike Peck (WMR-71450)

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