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Place of Birth: Milnrow, Lancashire
Service No: 40031
Regiment / Corps / Service: York and Lancaster Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 12th (Service) Battalion. (Sheffield)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1917-05-04
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Herbert PLATT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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