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Forename(s): Francis Henry
Place of Birth: Redmire, Yorkshire
Service No: G/67587
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'Z' Coy 2nd Battalion
Division: 29th Division
Date of Death: 1918-04-13
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: REDMIRE, YORKSHIRE
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division
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