Main CPGW Record
Place of Birth: Salterforth, Yorkshire
Service No: 3407
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1915-12-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. F. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: TALANA FARM CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SALTERFORTH, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
John Baxter was the son of John and Avril Baxter, née Lupton. John, senior, was born at Salterforth, Yorkshire and Avril at Burnley, Lancashire.
1901 Salterforth, Yorkshire Census: Harry Street - John Baxter, aged 8 years, born Salterforth, son of John and Avril Baxter.
1911 Salterforth, Yorkshire Census: Harry Street - John Baxter, aged 18 years, born Salterforth, son of Avril Baxter, widow.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Baxter 6/3407, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 29 June 1915.
The John Baxter commemorated on the St Stephen’s Church War Memorial, Skipton, may have been mistakenly named and should have been Moses Baxter. The name of Moses was added to the memorial at a later date.
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:
BAXTER, John, West Riding Regiment, killed in the trenches December 1915.
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Private John BAXTER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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