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John AKERS

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Surname: AKERS

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 154675

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 2/1st Highland (Fife) Heavy Bty

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Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-11-27

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: E. "U." 976.

CWGC Cemetery: SKIPTON (WALTONWRAYS) CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

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John Akers was the son of John and Isabella Akers, née Scott. John, senior, was born at Streatlam Grange near Barnard Castle, Co. Durham and Isabella at Skipton, Yorkshire.

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 25, Sackville Street - Jack Akers, aged 1 year, born Skipton, son of John and Isabella Akers.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 25, Sackville Street - Jack Akers, aged 11 years, born Skipton, son of John and Isabella Akers.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 34, Brougham Street - John Akers, aged 21 years, born Skipton, son of John and Isabella Akers.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

AKERS, John. [Additional]

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

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Surname: AKERS

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 154675

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit: 2nd/1st Highland (Fife) Heavy Bty.

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Died Date: 27/11/1918

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

AKERS John the younger of 14 Devonshire-street Skipton Yorkshire gunner R.G.A. died 27 November 1918 at the military hospital Norwich Probate London 18 March to George Ernest Aldersley railway clerk. Effects £127 12s. 8d.

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Drawing by Gunner Jack Akers, dated 1906

Drawing by Gunner Jack Akers, dated 1906

Courtesy of Allan S. Akers, Threshfield

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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29 November 1918

Gunner John Akers, Skipton

We also regret to hear, of the death, from pneumonia, following influenza, in hospital at Sheringham, on Wednesday, of Gunner John Akers, R.G.A., son of Mr. John Akers, of Draughton, formerly of Devonshire Street, Skipton. Deceased, who was in his 29th year, joined up about eighteen months ago, previous to which he was on the accountant staff at the Skipton Town Hall. He was also the secretary of the Skipton Choral Society.

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06 December 1918

AKERS - Nov. 28, at the Military Hospital, Norwich, aged 29, John Akers.

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