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Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 29963
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 5th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-11-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. G. 1.
CWGC Cemetery: BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
James Walling was the son of Francis and Hannah Fawcett Walling, née Collins and brother of Private David Walling (40749) (q.v.). Their father Francis was born at Preston Patrick, Westmorland and mother, Hannah, at Darlington, Co. Durham.
1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: East Hill Street - James Walling, aged 3 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Francis and Hannah F. Walling.
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 16, Ash Grove Terrace - James Walling, aged 13 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Francis and Hannah Walling.
The British Army Service Record for James Walling exists but may be incomplete.
James was originally buried at Riesa Communal Cemetery, Saxony, Germany.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte James Walling, 29963, 1/6 W. Rid. R., 9 W. Rid. R., 5 W. Rid. R. Died 17.11.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte James Walling, 29963, 5/Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 17.11.18 Germany. To whom Authorised: Father - Francis. Amount Authorised: £26 17s. 7d.
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.
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
WALLING, James, aged 21 years, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Walling, 20, Clifford Street, [Barnoldswick], died from catarrh, Germany, Nov. 17, 1918.
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Private James WALLING
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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