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Herbert PICKUP

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Surname: PICKUP

Forename(s): Herbert

Place of Birth: Earby, Yorkshire

Service No: 45355

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 15th (Service) Battalion. (1st Glasgow)

Division: 32nd Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1918-05-25

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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.

See also:
‘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 entry

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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

Private Herbert PICKUP

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Highland Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Highland Light Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PICKUP

Forename(s): Herbert

Born: Earby, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 45355

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion: 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow)

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/05/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 15368, W. Riding Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PICKUP

Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 45355

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Unit: 15th Bn.

Age: 19

Awards:

Died Date: 25/05/1918

Additional Information: Son of James and E. A. Pickup, of 40, Wellington St., Barnoldswick, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THE MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON WILL NEVER FADE AWAY FROM HIS FATHER & MOTHER JAMES & E.A. PICKUP)

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31 May 1918

Private Herbert Pickup, Barnoldswick

News was received yesterday (Thursday) morning, in a letter from a comrade of the death of Private Herbert Pickup, Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in action on Friday last (May 24th). He was 19 years of age and the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pickup, Cherrydene, Barnoldswick, whose other son, Private John Ed. Pickup, D.C.M., was killed earlier in the war.

07 June 1918

Private Herbert Pickup, Barnoldswick

Above is a portrait of Private Herbert Pickup, Highland Light Infantry, who (as briefly reported last week) was killed in France on May 24th, aged 19 years. This is the second bereavement of the war which has befallen Mr. and Mrs James Pickup, Cherrydene, Barnoldswick, the eldest son, Private John Edward Pickup, whose services as a stretcher-bearer in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment won the Distinguished Conduct Medal, having been killed in March 1917. Private Herbert Pickup enlisted in February 1915, when only 16 years of age, in the Duke’s, and went out to the Dardanelles in the September following. After the evacuation he spent a short time in Egypt before going to France. After a statement by Mr. Tennant in the House of Commons his parents reclaimed him six months prior to attaining the age of 18, and he returned home. On being recalled to the Colour he joined the Royal Scots at Edinburgh, and was transferred to the Highland Light Infantry on returning to France in March last.

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31 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Pte. H. Pickup, Barnoldswick

News was received yesterday (Thursday) morning, in a letter from a comrade, of the. death of Pte. Herbert Pickup. Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in action on Friday last (May 24th). He was 19 years of age, and the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pickup, Cherrydene, Barnoldswick, whose other son, Pte. John Ed. Pickup, D.C.M., was killed earlier in the war.

07 June 1918

PICKUP – Killed in action May 24th, Pte. Herbert Pickup, of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pickup, of Cherrydene, Barnoldswick, aged 19.

07 June 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Pte. Herbert Pickup, Barnoldswick

Above is a portrait of Pte. Herbert Pickup, Highland Light Infantry, who (as briefly reported last week) was killed in France on May 24th, aged 19 years. This is the second bereavement of the war which has befallen Mr. and Mrs. James Pickup, Cherrydene. Barnoldswick, elder son. Pte. John Edward Pickup, whose services as a stretcher-bearer in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment won the Distinguished Conduct Medal, having been killed in March, 1917. Pte. Herbert Pickup enlisted in February, 1915, when only 16 years of age, in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, and went out to the Dardanelles in the September following. After the evacuation he spent a short time in Egypt before going to France. After a statement by Mr. Tennant in the House of Commons his parents reclaimed him six months prior to attaining the age of 18, and he returned home. On being recalled to the colours he joined the Royal Scots at Edinboro’, and was transferred to the Highland Light Infantry on returning to France in March last.

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