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Forename(s): James John William Turner
Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire
Service No: 2329
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-04
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Plot 3. Row B. Grave 17.
CWGC Cemetery: FORCEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: INGLETON, YORKSHIRE
James John William Turner Metcalfe was the son of Silvester and Rosanna Metcalfe, née Turner. Silvester was born at Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland and Rosanna at Kenninghall, Norfolk.
1901 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: 2, Paradise Cottages - James J.W.T. Metcalfe, aged 7 years, born Ingleton, son of Silvester and Rosanne Metcalfe.
1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: High Street - James John William Turner Metcalfe, aged 17 years, born Ingleton, son of Silvester and Rosanna Metcalfe.
The British Army Service Record for James Metcalfe exists but may be incomplete.
James is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte J. Metcalfe.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl James Metcalfe, 2329, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. D. of W. 4.9.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Corporal James Metcalfe, 6/2329, 1/6 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 4.9.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Lce. Sgt. James Metcalfe, 2329, 1/6th Bn W. Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 4.9.16. 2nd (W.R.) Field Ambulance. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Rosanna. £16 4s. 6d.
A short biography of James is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).
See also: ‘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).
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: ---
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L/Sergeant James John William Turner METCALFE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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