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James HALSTEAD

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Surname: HALSTEAD

Forename(s): James

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Service No: T/293646

Rank: Driver

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: 555th H.T. Coy

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Age: 37

Date of Death: 1919-02-06

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Q. 24-1/2.

CWGC Cemetery: GHYLL UNDENOMINATIONAL BURIAL GROUND, BARNOLDSWICK

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Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

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James Halstead was the son of John Henry and Ellen Halstead, née Fielden. John was born at Pipping Bank near Bacup and Ellen at Bacup, Lancashire. John died in 1890 and Ellen married Thomas Sheldrick in 1904.

1891 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 12a, Yorkshire Street - James Halstead, aged 9 years, born Bacup, son of Ellen Halstead, widow.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 6, East Parade - James Halstead, aged 19 years, born Bacup, Lancashire, son of Ellen Halstead, widow.

James was married to Ellen Strickland in 1903 and was the brother-in-law of Private Walter Strickland (165706) (q.v.).

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 46, Essex Street - James Halstead, aged 29 years, born Bacup, Lancashire, husband of Ellen Halstead.

The British Army Service Record for James Halstead exists but may be incomplete.

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: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

HALSTEAD, Driver James, aged 27 years, A.S.C., 50, Mosley Street, [Barnoldswick], accidentally killed, Clipstone Camp, Feb. 6, 1919.

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Driver James HALSTEAD

Driver James HALSTEAD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Service Corps

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Surname: HALSTEAD

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: T/293646

Rank: Driver

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Unit: 555th H.T. Coy.

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Died Date: 06/02/1919

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

HALSTEAD James of 50 Mosley-street Barnoldswick Yorkshire died 6 February 1919 at Clipston Nottinghamshire Probate Wakefield 11 October to Elizabeth Strickland (wife of Alfred Strickland) and Robert Granville Anderton loomer. Effects £195 17s. 9d.

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Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

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14 February 1919

ACCIDENTALLY KILLED AT CLIPSTONE – BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER’S SAD FATE

We regret to record the death, as the result of an accident at Clipstone Camp, Notts. yesterday week, of Driver James Halstead, A.S.C., of 50 Mosley Street, Barnoldswick. From the evidence given at the inquest held at Clipstone on Friday, it appears that Halstead was driving a waggon and pair of horses, accompanied by three other men, in the direction of Mansfield, the waggon being heavily laden. When going down a steep hill he noticed an army motor-lorry in front of him, the driver of which had stopped to attend to the engine. The motor-lorry remained stationary until Halstead got within a few yards, when the driver re-started his engine, then crossed in front of the horses’ heads. To avoid running into the lorry Halstead pulled quickly to his proper side of the road and the front wheels of the waggon ran into the ditch, Halstead being thrown off between the horses, one of which fell on top of him. He died from a fracture of the skull before reaching hospital. A verdict of accidental death was returned.

Driver Halstead was 37 years of age and a widower with one child. He joined up in January 1917 and was anticipating demobilisation on the 17th inst. Before enlisting he was employed by Messrs. Widdup and Sons, Moss Shed, and had for many years been a member of the Wesleyan Church choir.

The funeral took place at Gill Cemetery, Barnoldswick. The Rev. A. Bradfield officiated, and members of the Wesleyan choir acted as bearers.

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