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Henry WAKEFIELD

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Surname: WAKEFIELD

Forename(s): Henry

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 1069745

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Mounted Rifles

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 3rd Canadian Division

Age: 31

Date of Death: 1918-09-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. G. 10.

CWGC Cemetery: RAILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Henry Wakefield (born 2 August 1889) was the son of William and Jane Wakefield, née Dickinson. William was born at Coventry, Warwickshire and Jane at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire. Henry was the cousin of Senior Reserve Attendant William Edward Anderson (M/10066) (q.v.).

1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 9, Railway Street - Henry Wakefield, aged 3 years, born Barnoldswick, son of William and Jane Wakefield.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Railway Street - Henry Wakefield, aged 13 years, born Barnoldswick, son of William and Jane Wakefield.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 18, Railway Street - Henry Wakefield, aged 23 years, born Barnoldswick, son of William and Jane Wakefield.

The 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles were dismounted cavalry. They fought as infantry, initially with the 1st Canadian Mounted Brigade. In December 1915 they joined the 8th Canadian Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division as the 1st Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles.

Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef

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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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WAKEFIELD, Harry, aged 31, Canadian Mounted Rifles, 18, Railway Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Sept. 29, 1918.

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Private Henry WAKEFIELD

Private Henry WAKEFIELD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Mounted Rifles

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Mounted Rifles

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Canadian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Canadian Division

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Surname: WAKEFIELD

Forename(s): Henry

Country of Service: Canadian

Service Number: 1069745

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion

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Age: 31

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Died Date: 29/09/1918

Additional Information: Son of William and Jane Wakefield, of 18, Railway St., Barnoldswick, Yorks. England. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: AT REST)

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

1919

WAKEFIELD Henry of 18 Railway-street Barnoldswick Yorkshire private 1st Canadian Mounted Rangers died 29 September 1918 in France Administration (with Will) London 14 February to William Wakefield weaver. Effects £236 5s.

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18 October 1918

Private Henry Wakefield, Barnoldswick

Private Henry Wakefield, Canadian Mounted Rifles, killed in action September 29th , was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wakefield, 18 Railway Street, Barnoldswick, and was 31 years of age. Formerly a weaver for Messrs. J. Moorhouse and Sons, Wellhouse Mill, he emigrated to Canada five years ago and was engaged in farming up to his joining the above regiment about 18 months since. He came to England in March last and had been at the front four months.

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18 October 1918

Barnoldswick Fatalities

Pte. Henry Wakefield, Canadian Mounted Rifles, killed in action Sept. 29th, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wakefield, 18, Railway Street, Barnoldswick, and was 31 years of age. Formerly a weaver at Messrs. J. Moorhouse and Sons, Wellhouse Mill, he emigrated to Canada five years ago, and was engaged in farming up to his joining the above regiment about 18 months since. He came to England in March last and had been at the front four months.

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