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Forename(s): George Will

Place of Birth: Pontefract, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

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

Battalion / Unit: 2/4th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-09-29

Awards: M.C.

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: C. 13.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

George Will Barraclough was the son of Henry and Maud Barraclough, née Dudgeon. Henry was born at Ackworth and Maud at Ripon, Yorkshire.

1901 Shipley, Yorkshire Census: 31, Kirkgate - George W. Barraclough, aged 5 years, born Pontefract, Yorkshire, son of Henry and Maud Barraclough.

1911 Huddersfield, Yorkshire Census: 6, Princess Street - George Will Barraclough, aged 15 years, born Pontefract, Yorkshire, son of Henry and Maud Barraclough.

George served with the 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), this battalion was disbanded on the 31 January 1918 and he was transferred to the 2/4th Battalion.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt George Will Barraclough, 2204, 7536, 203567, 5/W. Rid. R.; 2/Lt 1/6 W. Rid. Regt. Commissioned 6/ W. Rid. R., 28.8.17. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 15.4.15. K. in A. 29.9.18.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sjt George William Barraclough, 203567, 2204, 1/5th W. Rid. R. Discharged to Commission.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: 2 Lieut G.W. Barraclough, West Riding Regiment. K. in A. 29.9.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: 2 Lt G.W. Barraclough, 6th Bn W. Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 29.9.18. K. in A. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: [microfilm for this part of entry is out of synchronization.]

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) for George not found.

George is commemorated in 'Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922' by J. Margaret Stansfield (2014).

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: ---


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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: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Forename(s): George William





Rank: 2/Lt

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

Battalion: 6th Battalion (Territorial)

Decorations: M.C.

Died Date: 29/09/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


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Forename(s): G W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

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

Unit: 6th Bn.


Awards: M C

Died Date: 29/09/1918

Additional Information: Son of Mr. H. Barraclough, of Grove St., Dewsbury, Yorks.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


BARRACLOUGH George Will of Grove-street Dewsbury Yorkshire a second-lieutenant in the West Riding regiment died 29 September 1918 in France Administration Wakefield 4 October to Henry Barraclough superintendent of police. Effects £121 1s. 6d.


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18 October 1918

INGLETON - Second-Lieutenant W. G. Barraclough Killed

The sad news has been received that Second-Lieutenant G. W. Barraclough, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, was killed in action on September 29th. He was 23 years of age, and was the elder son of Supt. H. Barraclough, West Riding Constabulary, who was formerly stationed at Ingleton, but was transferred to the Dewsbury Division. At the outbreak of war he was a member of the Huddersfield Territorial Force, and in April 1915 he went to France. At Ypres, in November 1915, he received twenty wounds, and lost the sight of his right eye. Later he became an instructor in the home camps. On September 24th, 1917, he obtained his commission, and a month later went to the Front again. His Colonel writes:- "I cannot express to you my admiration of the very gallant conduct of your son. During recent operations I had the honour of recommending him for the Military Cross, and I sincerely regret that he has not lived to receive the honour."


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