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Forename(s): Herbert Lawson
Place of Birth: Countersett, Yorkshire
Service No: 16077
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Irish Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 16th (Irish) Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-20
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 5.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BAINBRIDGE, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: MARSETT, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: STALLING BUSK, YORKSHIRE
Herbert Lawson Metcalfe was the son of William and Emma Jane Metcalfe, née Metcalfe. Both parents were born at Bainbridge, Yorkshire.
1901 Countersett, Yorkshire Census: Herbert L. Metcalfe, aged 2 years, born Countersett, son of William and Emma J. Metcalfe.
1911 Countersett, Yorkshire Census: Herbert Lawson Metcalfe, aged 12 years, born Countersett, son of William and Emma Jane Metcalfe.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Herbert Metcalf, 59366, L'pool R.; 16077, R. Ir. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Herbert Metcalf, 59366, 11/L'pool R.; 16077, 2/R. Ir. Regt. Killed in action 20.11.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Herbert Lawson Metcalf, 59366, 2nd Bn R. Irish. Date and Place of Death: 20.11.17 in action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Emma J. £7 16s. 5d.
A short biography of Herbert is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
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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Private Herbert Lawson METCALFE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Irish Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 16th (Irish) Division
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