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Place of Birth: Earby, Yorkshire
Service No: 45355
Regiment / Corps / Service: Highland Light Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 15th (Service) Battalion. (1st Glasgow)
Division: 32nd Division
Date of Death: 1918-05-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 23.
CWGC Cemetery: BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Herbert Pickup was the son of James and Elizabeth Ann Pickup, née Whitworth and brother of Private John Edward Pickup (266122) (q.v.). Their father was born at Haslingden and mother at Bacup, Lancashire.
1901 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 78, York Road also 2, Pontefract Lane - Herbert Pickup, aged 2 years, born Earby, Yorkshire, son of James and Elizabeth A. Pickup.
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Cherry Dene, Rostle Top Road - Herbert Pickup, aged 12 years, born Earby, Yorkshire, son of James and Elizabeth A. Pickup.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Herbert Pickup, 15368, 8/W. Rid. R.; 202330, R. Scots; 45355, H.L.I. Theatre of War first served in: 2B [Balkans]. Date of entry therein: 28.8.15.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Herbert Pickup, 15368, 8th W.R. Rgt.; 202330, R. Scots att. 21st I.B.D.; 45355, 10/11th High. L.I.; 15th High. L.I.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Herbert Pickup, 45355, 15th Bn H.L.I. Date and Place of Death: 25.5.18. [In] Action. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother sole legatee - Elizabeth A. £18 8s. 1d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Herbert.
Herbert Pickup served with the 8th (Service) Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). His parents 'reclaimed' him for being under age; he was subsequently conscripted.
‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
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:
PICKUP, Herbert, aged 19 years, West Riding Regiment, Cherrydale, [Barnoldswick], killed in action May 24, 1918.
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Private Herbert PICKUP
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Highland Light Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division
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