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Forename(s): James Scarborough Theodore
Place of Birth: Farnhill, Yorkshire
Service No: 241472
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 2/4th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1919-10-07
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: In West part.
CWGC Cemetery: KILDWICK (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD AND EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: FARNHILL, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE
James Scarborough Theodore Pollard was the son of Theodore and Priscilla Pollard, née Brown and brother of Private John Pollard (82933) (q.v.). Both their parents were born at Farnhill, Yorkshire. In various censuses prior to her marriage Priscilla Brown is named as Priscilla Walmsley - her mother, Margaret Brown, had married James Walmsley in 1856.
1891 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: High Farnhill - James S.T. Pollard, aged 1 year, born Farnhill, son of Theodore and Priscilla Pollard.
1901 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: 42, Main Street - James S.T. Pollard, aged 11 years, born Farnhill, son of Theodore Pollard, widower.
1911 Kildwick, Yorkshire Census: Arbour Top - James Pollard, aged 21 years, born Kildwick, son of Theodore Pollard, widower.
The British Army Service Record for James Scarborough Theodore Pollard exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John S.T. Pollard, 241427 [sic], West Riding Regiment.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte James Scarborough Theodore Pollard, 241427 [sic], 2/5 W. Rid. R. Disembodied 2.10.19.
James joined the 3/5th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) on the 15 February 1916. He was posted to: 1/5th Bn. 17 June 1916; 2/5th Bn. 29 January 1918; 2/4th Bn. 10 March 1919.
On the 30 January 1918, the 1/5th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) was transferred from the 49th (West Riding) Division to the 62nd (2/West Riding) Division and absorbed the 2/5th Battalion becoming the 5th Battalion.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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