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Hubert PICKERING

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Surname: PICKERING

Forename(s): Hubert

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Service No: 266171

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1917-08-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 3.

CWGC Cemetery: COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: KELBROOK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Hubert Pickering was the son of Robert and Jane Pickering, née Ashworth. Robert was born either at Dukinfield or Stalybridge, Cheshire and Jane at Burnley, Lancashire.

1891 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 13, Ford Street - Hubert Pickering, aged 1 years, born Burnley, son of Robert and Jane Pickering.

1901 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 13, Ford Street - Hubert Pickering, aged 11 years, born Burnley, son of Robert and Jane Pickering.

1911 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 13, Ford Street - Hubert Pickering, aged 23 years, born Burnley, son of Jane and [stepson of] William Fell.

Hubert was married to Catherine Barker in 1911.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Hubert Pickering, 3428 & 266171, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14 April 1915.

See also:
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
‘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:

PICKERING, Herbert, aged 27 years, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, formerly of Barnoldswick, killed in action Aug. 3, 1917.

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Private Hubert PICKERING

Private Hubert PICKERING

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PICKERING

Forename(s): Hubert

Born:

Residence: Kilbrook, Lancs

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 266171

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 03/08/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 24600, East Yorks Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PICKERING

Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 266171

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age: 27

Awards:

Died Date: 03/08/1917

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pickering, of Burnley; husband of Catherine Pickering, of 15, Vicarage Rd., Kelbrook, Colne. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: MISSED BY THOSE WHO LOVED HIM BEST FROM HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN)

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17 August 1917

PICKERING – Killed in action on the Western Front, August 3rd 1917, Pte. Hubert Pickering, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, formerly of Barnoldswick, aged 27 years.

17 August 1917

KELBROOK – ANOTHER SOLDIER KILLED

Pte. Hubert Pickering, Duke of Wellington’s, who was killed in action in France on the 3rd inst., was a native of Burnley, but had lived in Kelbrook for some time before joining the Army. He was 27 years of age and leaves a wife and two children residing in Vicarage Road. He had been at the Front about 18 months, and had been previously wounded. In a letter of condolence to Mrs. Pickering, Capt. K. Ogston writes:– “It is with deepest regret I have to inform you of your husband’s death on the 3rd inst. It may be some consolation to you to know that he suffered no pain. He was a good soldier, always willing to do anything, and his loss is felt by everybody in the Company.”

Prior to enlistment, Pte. Pickering was employed for some time at Salterforth Quarries.

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17 August 1917

KELBROOK SOLDIER KILLED

Pte. Hubert Pickering. Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action in France on the 3rd inst., was a native of Burnley, but had lived in Kelbrook for some time before joining the army. He was 27 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children residing in Vicarage Road. He had been at the front about 18 months, and had been seriously wounded. In a letter of condolence to Mrs. Pickering. Captain K. Ogston writes:– “It is with deepest regret I have to inform you of your husband’s death on the 3rd inst. It may be some consolation to you to know that he suffered no pain. He was a good soldier, always wiling to do anything, and his loss is felt by everybody in the company." Prior to enlistment Pte. Pickering was employed for some time at Salterforth Quarries.

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