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Forename(s): Harry Thornton
Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Rank: T/2nd Lieutenant
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1916-04-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IX. G. 28.
CWGC Cemetery: CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Harry Thornton Pickles (born 11 March 1890) was the son of Stephen and Sarah Cowgill Pickles, née Riley. Stephen was born at Barnoldswick and Sarah at Thornton-in-Craven, Yorkshire.
1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 5, East View - Harry T. Pickles, aged 1 year, born Barnoldswick, son of Stephen and Sarah C. Pickles.
1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Colne Road - Harry T. Pickles, aged 11 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Stephen and Sarah C. Pickles.
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Raygill, Brogden - Harry Thornton Pickles, aged 21 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Stephen and Sarah Cowgill Pickles.
Harry was married to Ada Herf in 1916. Ada was the daughter of Ludwig and Elizabeth Ada Herf.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: 2/Lt Harry Thornton Pickles, West Riding Regiment. Commissioned: 20 March 1915. Theatre of War first served in: France. Correspondence: Mrs H.T. Pickles, Thornleigh, Foots Cray Road, New Eltham.
A short biography of Harry 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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
PICKLES, Second Lieutenant Harry Thornton, aged 26 years, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, second son of Mr. Stephen Pickles, J.P., C.C., Raygill, [Barnoldswick], killed in action in France, April 26, 1916.
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T/2nd Lieutenant Harry Thornton PICKLES
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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