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George NAYLOR

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Surname: NAYLOR

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Service No: 14474

Rank: A/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 11th (Northern) Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1916-01-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: K. 55.

CWGC Cemetery: LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Naylor was the son of George Arthur and Jane Hannah Naylor, née Atkinson and brother of Private Sam Naylor (6769) (q.v.). Their father was born at Gargrave, Yorkshire and mother at Lancaster, Lancashire.

1891 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: Low Warehouse - George Naylor, aged 2 years, born Gargrave, son of George and Jane H. Naylor.

1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: 7, South Street - George Naylor, aged 12 years, born Gargrave, son of George and Jane Naylor.

1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 1, Low Mill Cottage, Ingrow - George Naylor (Junior), aged 22 years, born Gargrave, Yorkshire, son of George Arthur and Jane Hannah Naylor.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: A/Cpl George Naylor, 14474, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (2b) Balkans. Date of entry therein 7.7.15. Died 7.1.16.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: A/Cpl George Naylor, 14474, 8 W. Rid. R. Died 7.1.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: A/Cpl George Naylor, 8/14474, 8 W. Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 7.1.16. 19 Staty. Hospital, Kephalos. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - George A. £16 2s. 11d.

George died on the Isle of Imbros and was buried there. After the Armistice his remains were exhumed and reburied in Lancashire Landing Cemetery.

A short biography of George is included in: ‘From Mills to Marching and Back Again - A History of Gargrave from 1900 to 1925’ by Sue Lyall and Donavon Slaven with contributions from George Ingle, Ray Jones and Martin Thompson (2019).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

NAYLOR, Corporal George, aged 27, son of Mr. George Naylor of Ingrow, formerly of Gargrave, died from pneumonia Jan 7, 1916.

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A/Corporal George NAYLOR

A/Corporal George NAYLOR

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: NAYLOR

Forename(s): George

Born: Gargrave, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 14474

Rank: A/Cpl

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 07/01/16

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Mediterranean

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: NAYLOR

Forename(s): George

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 14474

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 8th Bn.

Age: 26

Awards:

Died Date: 07/01/1916

Additional Information: Son of George Arthur and Jane Naylor, of 293, South St., Halifax Rd., Keighley. Native of Gargrave, Leeds.

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

14 January 1916

FORMER GARGRAVE MAN DIES IN HOSPITAL

Following a telegram from the War Office last week, news has been received by Mr. Geo. Naylor, of 293, Beech Grove, Ingrow (and for many years a resident of Gargrave), of the death in hospital from pneumonia of his son, Corpl. George Naylor, of the 8th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, aged 27 years. Corpl. Naylor, who was a single man, and who, like his father, worked at Broughton Quarries up to leaving Gargrave, died on January 7th after going through the Dardanelles campaign. He enlisted October 14th, 1914, and, judging from letters home, had been in the thick of that disastrous campaign. Out of a thousand “of the old lot,” he wrote early in December, “only 70 or so are left. I have not been stripped for four months.”

The deceased has two brothers serving his King and Country, viz:– Lance-Corporal Sam Naylor of the 2nd East Lancashire Regiment, aged 39 years, who is in Serbia, (and who has a son, aged 18, Lance-Corpl. Albert Naylor of the 11th East Lancs., serving in Serbia); and Pte. John Naylor, aged 29 years, with the Canadian Contingent.

Sincere sympathy will be extended to the family in their trouble. Their Majesties the King and Queen have forwarded an expression of regret.

11 February 1916

THE FATE OF A FORMER GARGRAVE SOLDIER

Further news has been received by the family at Ingrow concerning the death of Corporal Naylor, formerly of Gargrave, who died from pneumonia on active service while with the 8th West Riding Regiment. Second-Lieut. J. E. Troughton, who had charge of Corpl. Naylor’s platoon, writing on the 9th of January, offers the deepest condolences of the officers and men, and adds:– “He was very popular with the men, N.C.O.s and officers, and had done very good work both on the Peninsula and here. Had he lived he would have been promoted to the rank of sergeant. He was taken ill about ten days ago and was removed to hospital two or three days later, suffering from pneumonia. He died on Thursday, the 6th of January, and was laid to rest on the 7th on the Island of Imbros. Our Company Quarter-Master-Sergt. and Sergt. Regan, together with several N.C.O.s and men from his platoon, attended his funeral. Drummer Grady sounded the Last Post.”

Pte. J. W. Spencer, Z Company, of the same battalion, also writes on January 9th, conveying the sad news, and says:– “George was well liked by all the boys in his section, and it came as a big blow to them when they heard he had passed away.”

12 January 1917

NAYLOR – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Corporal George Naylor, 8th West Riding Regiment, who died in hospital in the Dardanelles on January 6th 1916.

“A day of remembrance sad to recall.”

From Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers.

NAYLOR – In loving memory of our dear brother, Corporal George Naylor, 8th West Riding Regiment, who died in hospital in the Dardanelles on January 6th 1916.

“Though lost to sight to memory ever dear.”

From his Brother Jack (somewhere in France) and Sister Gladys (Canada).

11 January 1918

NAYLOR – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Corporal George Naylor, who died in hospital in the Dardanelles, January 6th 1916.

“Only those who have loved and lost can understand.”

From Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers.

NAYLOR – In loving memory of our dear brother, Corporal George Naylor, who died in hospital in the Dardanelles, January 6th, 1916.

“Though death divides, sweet memory clings.”

From Brother Jack (somewhere in France), and Sister Gladys, (Canada).

10 January 1919

NAYLOR – In loving memory of Corporal George Naylor, who died in hospital in Dardanelles, January 7th, 1916.

“Rest in peace.”

From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

NAYLOR – In loving memory of Corporal George Naylor, who died in hospital in Dardanelles, January 7th, 1916.

“Ever remembered.”

From Brother Jack somewhere in France, and Sister Gladys (Canada).

09 January 1920

NAYLOR – In ever loving memory of a dear son and brother, Cpl. George Naylor, who died in hospital at the Dardanelles Jan. 6th, 1916.

“Loved in life, remembered in death.”

From Father, Mother and Sisters.

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