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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 424873
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Mounted Rifles
Battalion / Unit: 'D' Coy 1st Battalion
Division: 3rd Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. G. 11.
CWGC Cemetery: NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY, THELUS
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Fred Harding (born 10 April 1894) was the son of Frederick John Addlesee and Elizabeth Ann Harding, née Mouncey and brother of Sergeant Claude Harding (265395) (q.v.). Their father was born at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and mother at Skipton, Yorkshire.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 30, Albert Street - Fred Harding, aged 7 years, born Skipton, son of Fred J.A. and Elizabeth A. Harding.
1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 101, Bradford Street - Fred Harding, aged 17 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Fred and [stepson of] Ada Harding. [Fred, senior, had married Ada Cameron, a widow, in 1910.]
The 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles were dismounted cavalry. They fought as infantry, initially with the 1st Canadian Mounted Brigade. In December 1915 they joined the 8th Canadian Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division as the 1st Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles.
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
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:
HARDING, Fred, aged 24, Canadian Mounted Rifles Midland Street, Skipton, killed in action, France, April 9, 1917.
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Private Fred HARDING
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Mounted Rifles
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Canadian Division
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