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Forename(s): James Hervey
Place of Birth: Wadsworth near Heptonstall, Yorkshire
Service No: 24245
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1917-05-03
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
James Hervey Horsfall was the son of Thomas Crossley and Mary Grace Horsfall, née Nuttall. Thomas was born at Wadsworth, Yorkshire and Mary at Bridge Mill in the Township of Spotland, Lancashire.
1891 Wadsworth, Yorkshire Census: Chiserley - James H. Horsfall, aged 11 months, born Wadsworth, son of Thomas C. and Mary G. Horsfall.
1901 Wadsworth, Yorkshire Census: Chiserley Field Side - James Hry Horsfall, aged 10 years, born Wadsworth, son of Thomas C. and Mary G. Horsfall.
1911 Wadsworth, Yorkshire Census: Chiserley Field Side - James Hervey Horsfall, aged 20 years, born Wadsworth, son of Mary Grace Horsfall, widow.
The British Army Service Record for James Hervey Horsfall exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James H. Horsfall, 24245, W. Rid. R. Pres. dead 3.5.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte James Hervey Horsfall, 36115, Durh. L.I.; 24245, 2 W. Rid. R. Pres. dead 3.5.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte James Henry [sic] Horsfall, 24245, 2nd Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: On or since 3.5.17 death pres'd. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Mary G. £7 7s. 4d.
James is commemorated on the Wainsgate Baptist Church and Sunday School War Memorials, Old Town (Wadsworth civil parish).
Photograph courtesy of Phil Champion.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private James Hervey HORSFALL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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