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Place of Birth: Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire
Service No: M2/182865
Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps
Battalion / Unit: 402nd Mechanical Transport Coy
Date of Death: 1917-11-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. M. 9.
CWGC Cemetery: OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Henry Kirkley was the son of Thomas and Margaret Jane Kirkley, née Moore. Thomas was born at Middlesmoor, Yorkshire and Margaret at Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham.
1891 Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire Census: 42, Sun Lane - Harry Kirkley, aged 2 years, born Burley-in-Wharfedale, son of Thomas and Margaret J. Kirkley.
1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 2, Hainworth Crag Road - Harry Kirkley, aged 12 years, born Burley [in] Wharfedale, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Margaret Kirkley.
1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 104, Fell Lane - Harry Kirkley, aged 22 years, born Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Margaret Jane Kirkley.
Henry was married to Jennie Briddon in 1912.
Jennie died on the 27 November 1918.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Henry Kirkley, M2/182865, A.S.C. Dead.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Private Henry Kirkley, M2/182865, R.A.S.C. Died 8.11.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte (a/L/Cpl) M/2/182865, 402 M.T. Co. A.S.C. Date and Place of Death: 8.11.17. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Wife - Jennie. £6 15s. 0d. Self and children. Guardian - Thomas Kirkley. £6 0s. 0d.
A short biography of Henry is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
Photograph courtesy of David Kirkley, Keighley.
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: ---
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A/L/Corporal Henry KIRKLEY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps
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