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James CORNALL

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Surname: CORNALL

Forename(s): James

Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire

Service No: 266176

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-11-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 6 and 7.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

James Cornall (born 1 November 1894) was the son of William Matthew and Alice Cornall, née Haworth. Both parents were born at Blackburn, Lancashire.

1901 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 80, Audley Lane - James Cornall, aged 6 years, born Blackburn, son of William and Alice Cornall.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 18 Lower North Avenue - James Cornall, aged 16 years, born Blackburn, Lancashire, son of William and Alice Cornall.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James Cornall, 266176, West Riding Regiment.

James was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai, 1917, 20 November-3 December, 1917 at the Capture of Bourlon Wood, 23-28 November.

A short biography of James is included in: ‘Barnoldswick – A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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

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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: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: CORNALL

Forename(s): James

Born: Blackburn, Lancs

Residence: Southport, Lancs

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 266176

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CORNALL

Forename(s): James

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 266176

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 27/11/1917

Additional Information:

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

11 January 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – MISSING AND WOUNDED

Private James Cornall, Duke of Wellington’s, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornall, 18, Lower North Avenue, Barnoldswick, has been reported missing since November 27th. He went out to France in December, 1916.

21 November 1919

CORNALL – In ever loving memory of our dear son, James, 2/6th Duke of Wellington’s, who was reported missing on the 27th Nov. 1917, at Bourlon Wood.

We shall sleep, but not for ever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part no, never,
On the resurrection morn.

Father and Mother, 41 Pool Street, Crossens, Southport, late of Barnoldswick.

A loving brother true and kind,
A beautiful memory left behind.

Harry and Adeline.

Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take thy rest,
I loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best.

Eva.

28 November 1919

CORNALL – In ever loving memory of our dear son, James, 2/6th Duke of Wellington’s, who was reported missing on the 27th November, 1917, at Bourlon Wood.

We shall sleep, but not for ever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part, no never,
On the resurrection morn.

Father and Mother, 41 Pool Street, Crossens, Southport, late of Barnoldswick.

A loving brother true and kind,
A beautiful memory left behind.

Harry and Adeline.

Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take thy rest,
I loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best.

Eva.

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