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Place of Birth: Worton, Yorkshire
Service No: 44445
Regiment / Corps / Service: Essex Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 3rd (Reserve) Battalion
Date of Death: 1920-10-24
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: South-West of Church.
CWGC Cemetery: ASKRIGG (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ASKRIGG, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: BAINBRIDGE, YORKSHIRE
James was the son of Thomas and Margaret Kirkbride, née Terry. Thomas was born at Gayle and Margaret at Askrigg, Yorkshire.
1901 Worton, Yorkshire Census: James Kirkbride, aged 6 years, born Aysgarth [Parish], Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Margaret Kirkbride.
1911 Askrigg, Yorkshire Census: James Kirkbride, aged 16 years, born Worton, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Margaret Kirkbride.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte J. Kirkbride, 44445, Essex R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte J. Kirkbride, 44445, 9/Essex.
CWGC gives James's battalion as the 3rd [Reserve] Battalion Essex Regiment, but he served abroad with the 9th (Service) Bn Essex Regiment (12th Division).
A short biography of James is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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