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Forename(s): Herbert William
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 18/102
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 18th (Service) Battalion. (2nd Bradford)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1917-06-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: E. 15.
CWGC Cemetery: STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Herbert William Varley was the son of Herbert and Emily Ann Varley, née Mason. Herbert, senior, was born at Bridlington Quay and Emily at Skipton, Yorkshire.
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 24, Rectory Lane - Herbert Wm Varley, aged 2 years, born Skipton, son of Herbert and Emily Ann Varley.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 9, Brougham Street - Herbert W. Varley, aged 12 years, born Skipton, son of Herbert and Emily A. Varley.
1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 1364, Leeds Road, Thornbury - Herbert William Varley, aged 22 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Herbert and Emily Ann Varley.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt Herbert Varley, 18/102, W. York R. Theatre of War first served in: 3 - Egypt. Date of entry therein: 22 December 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt Herbert Varley, 18/102, 18th W. Yks. Died of Wounds 17.6.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Herbert Varley, 18/102, 18th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 17.6.17 France. Wounds. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Emily A. £10 10s. 0d.
The informal title of the 18th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Bradford) was the 2nd Bradford Pals.
Herbert is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.
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:
VARLEY, Sgt. H., West Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. Herbert Varley, formerly an architect and surveyor, of Skipton, killed in action 1917.
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Sergeant Herbert William VARLEY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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