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Henry BROUGHTON

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Surname: BROUGHTON

Forename(s): Henry

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 32454

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Garrison Battalion

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Age: 29

Date of Death: 1917-04-23

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Non-CWGC Burial: BARNOLDSWICK (ST. MARY-LE-GHYLL) CHURCHYARD

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

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Henry Broughton was the son of James and Sarah Broughton, née Ormerod. Both parents were born at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.

1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Monks Cottages - Henry Broughton, aged 3 years, born Barnoldswick, son of James and Sarah Broughton.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Clough Fold - Henry Broughton, aged 13 years, born Barnoldswick, son of James and [stepson of] Alice Ann Broughton. [James had married Alice Ann Mitchell in 1900.]

1911 Horton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: The Green - Henry Broughton, aged 22 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire. [Henry was employed by Luke Hartley, Farmer.]

The British Army Pension Record for Henry Broughton exists but may be incomplete. [Henry served with the B.E.F. in France from 22 July 1916 to 12 August 1916 and was discharged on the 9 March 1917.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Henry Broughton, 32454, Yorkshire Light Infantry.

A short biography of Henry 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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Private Henry BROUGHTON

Private Henry BROUGHTON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

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

1917

BROUGHTON Henry of 9 West-avenue Barnoldswick Yorkshire died 23 April 1917 Administration London 18 May to James Broughton cotton weaver. Effects £114 4s. 6d.

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27 April 1917

BROUGHTON - April 23rd, at 9, West Avenue, Barnoldswick, Henry Broughton, aged 29 years.

27 April 1917

BARNOLDSWICK - DISCHARGED SOLDIER'S DEATH

The death took place on Monday night at his home, 9, West Avenue, Barnoldswick, of Henry Broughton, and late of the K.O.Y.L.I. Regiment, from bronchial asthma and syncope. Deceased, who was 29 years of age and unmarried, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Broughton. He enlisted in September 1914 in the West Riding Regiment, and after nearly two years' training was transferred to the King's Own on going out to France in August last. He had never enjoyed robust health, however, and after three weeks in France he was invalided home, and since spent most of the time in hospital at Norwich, Pontefract and Newcastle. Prior to going into the Army he worked as a weaver at Messrs. E. Ormerod & Co.'s, Moss Shed. The funeral takes place today at Gill Church.

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27 April 1917

BROUGHTON - April 23rd, at 9, West Avenue, Barnoldswick, Henry Broughton, aged 29 years.

27 April 1917

BARNOLDSWICK - DISCHARGED SOLDIERS' DEATH

The death took place on Monday night at his home, 9, West Avenue, Barnoldswick, of Henry Broughton, late of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, from bronchial asthma and syncope. Deceased, who was 29 years of age and married, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Broughton. He enlisted in September 1914, in the West Riding Regiment, and after nearly two years' training was transferred to the King's Own on going out to France in August last. He had never enjoyed robust health, however, and after three weeks in France he was invalided home, and has since spent most of the time in hospital at Norwich, Pontefract, and Newcastle. Prior to going into the army he worked as a weaver at Messrs. E. Ormerod & Co's., Moss Shed. The funeral takes place to-day at Gill Church.

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