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Gilbert HAWORTH

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Surname: HAWORTH

Forename(s): Gilbert

Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire

Service No: 202894

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1917-10-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. G. 11.

CWGC Cemetery: COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Gilbert Haworth was the son of John and Frances Ellen Haworth, née Riding and brother of L/Corporal Harry Haworth (266206) (q.v.). Both parents were born at Blackburn, Lancashire.

1901 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 107, Hancock Street - Gilbert Haworth, aged 8 years, born Blackburn, son of John and Frances E. Haworth.

1911 Bury, Lancashire Census: Wellington Barracks, 3rd Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers - Pte Gilbert Haworth, aged 18 years, born Blackburn, Lancashire.

The British Army Service Record for Gilbert Haworth (10972) exists but may be incomplete. [Gilbert deserted from the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in January 1915, but he was arrested and awarded 21 days’ detention by his C.O. On the 20 July 1915 he deserted again and joined the Lancashire Fusiliers as Private John Mather, 202894.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Mather, 202894, Lan. Fus.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Mather, 202894, 1/5th Lancs Fus.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Mather alias Gilbert Haworth, 202894, 5th Bn Lancas. Fus. Date and Place of Death: 15.10.17. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John Haworth. £16 15s. 2d.

A short biography of Gilbert is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (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:

HOWARTH, Gilbert, aged 25 years, Lancashire Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Howarth, 19, Clifford Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Oct. 15, 1917.

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Private Gilbert HAWORTH

Private Gilbert HAWORTH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MATHER

Forename(s): John

Born: Blackburn, Lancs

Residence:

Enlisted: Burnley, Lancs

Number: 202894

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion (T.F.)

Decorations:

Died Date: 15/10/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HAWORTH

Forename(s): Gilbert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 202894

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Unit: 1st/5th Bn.

Age: 25

Awards:

Died Date: 15/10/1917

Additional Information: Served as MATHER. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Haworth, of 19, Clifford St., Barnoldswick, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: WORTHY OF EVERLASTING LOVE)

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02 November 1917

HAWORTH – October 15th 1917, killed on the Western Front, Private Gilbert Haworth, Lancashire Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Haworth, 19, Clifford Street, Barnoldswick, aged 25 years.

02 November 1917

BARNOLDSWICK

Private Gilbert Haworth, Lancashire Fusiliers, who is officially reported killed in France on October 15th, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Haworth, 19, Clifford Street, Barnoldswick. He was 25 years of age, and before joining the Army in August 1914, was a weaver for Messrs. Widdup & Sons, Barnsey Shed. He had spent twelve months in Egypt, prior to going to France in February last, and was home on leave in August.

“He was on duty in the front line (writes Captain Peacock to the bereaved parents) on the morning of October 15th when at ‘stand to’ he was shot by a sniper. You will be glad to know that he suffered no pain and that death was instantaneous. It was a great shock to us, as this was the first casualty we had in that part of the line, and we all, both officers and men, sympathise with you very much indeed. He was a good soldier and will be a great loss to the Company.”

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02 November 1917

HAWORTH – Killed in action, October 15th, Pte. Gilbert Haworth, of the, Lancashire Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Haworth, of 19, Clifford Street, Barnoldswick, aged 25.

02 November 1917

PRIVATE G. HAWORTH KILLED IN ACTION

Pte. Gilbert Haworth, Lancashire Fusiliers, who is officially reported killed in France on October 15th, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Haworth, 19, Clifford Street, Barnoldswick. He was 25 years of age and before joining the army in August, 1914, was a weaver at Messrs. Widdup and Sons, Barnsey Shed. He had spent twelve months in Egypt prior to going to France in February last, and was home on leave in August. “He was on duty in the front line (writes Capt. Peacock to the bereaved parents) on the morning of October 15th, when at ‘stand to’ he was shot by a sniper. You will be glad to hear that he suffered no pain, and that death was instantaneous. It was a great shock to us, as this was the first casualty we had in that part of the line, and we all, both officers and men, sympathise with you very much indeed. He was a good soldier and will be a great loss to the company.”

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