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Herbert PLATT

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Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): Herbert

Place of Birth: Milnrow, Lancashire

Service No: 40031

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 12th (Service) Battalion. (Sheffield)

Division: 31st Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1917-05-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 8.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Herbert Platt was the son of Samuel James and Maria Jane Platt, née Rawling and brother of A/Corporal George Platt (14772) (q.v.). Their father was born at Oundle, Northamptonshire and Maria at Bramley, Yorkshire.

1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: High Mill - Herbert Platt, aged 4 years, born Milnrow, Lancashire, son of Maria J. Platt (married).

The British Army Service Record for Herbert Platt exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Herbert Platt, 40031, Y. & L. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Herbert Platt, 40031, 6th York & Lanc. R.; 12th York & Lanc. R. Killed in Action 4.5.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Herbert Platt, 40031, 12th Bn York & Lancaster. Date and Place of Death: 4.5.17. In action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Samuel J. £6 14s. 2d.

A short biography of Herbert is included in: ‘From Mills to Marching and Back Again - A History of Gargrave from 1900 to 1925’ by Sue Lyall and Donavon Slaven with contributions from George Ingle, Ray Jones and Martin Thompson (2019).

Photograph courtesy of Robin Platt, Sprotborough, Yorkshire.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Herbert PLATT

Private Herbert PLATT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): Herbert

Born: Milnrow, Lancs

Residence:

Enlisted: Leeds

Number: 40031

Rank: Private

Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion: 12th (Service) (Sheffield) Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 04/05/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 23880, West Yorkshire Regiment

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): Herbert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 40031

Rank: Private

Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Unit: 12th Bn.

Age: 20

Awards:

Died Date: 04/05/1917

Additional Information: Son of Samuel James and Maria Platt, of 32, Bentley Grove, Meanwood, Leeds.

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