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John CHURCHMAN

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Surname: CHURCHMAN

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Wynberg, South Africa

Service No: 265003

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1918-11-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. 'C.' 1346.

CWGC Cemetery: SKIPTON (WALTONWRAYS) CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Churchman (born 1 June 1894) was the son of John and Amy Teresa Churchman, née Pratt. John, senior, was born at Upper Holloway, Middlesex and Amy at Kingston, Jamaica.

1901 Halifax, Yorkshire Census: Halifax Barracks - John Churchman, aged 6 years, born Capetown S.A., son of Amy Churchman (married).

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Drill Hall - John Churchman, aged 16 years, born Wynberg, South Africa, son of John and Amy Teresa Churchman.

John Churchman is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): 'B' Coy - L/Cpl J. Churchman. [The 2/6th Battalion was disbanded in France on the 31 January 1918.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl John Churchman, 265003, W. Rid. R. [John received the Territorial Force War Medal.]

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Cpl John Churchman, 265003, 2/6 W. Rid. R.; 1/6 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 25.11.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl John Churchman, 265003, 1/6 BN W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 25.11.18. London. D. of W. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Capt John [Churchman]. £57 19s. 4d.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl John Churchman, 265003, 1/6 BN W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 25.11.18. London. D. of W. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Capt John [Churchman]. £11 4s. 2d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for John. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Amy Churchman. Relationship: Mother. Address: 29, Brougham Street, Skipton.

John's father was an officer serving in the 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). He was a South African veteran and is mentioned in the text of "Craven In Flanders" (CPGW book); he is also on the group photograph of officers of the 1/6th Bn on page 44.

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 entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

CHURCHMAN, Cpl. Jack, aged 24, West Riding Regiment, son of Cpl [sic]. J. Churchman, Brougham Street, Skipton, died of wounds, 1917 [sic].

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Corporal John CHURCHMAN

Corporal John CHURCHMAN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: CHURCHMAN

Forename(s): John

Born: Wymburg, South Africa

Residence:

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 265003

Rank: Cpl

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/11/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Home

Notes:

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Surname: CHURCHMAN

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 265003

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: "A" Coy. 1st/6th Bn.

Age: 24

Awards:

Died Date: 25/11/1918

Additional Information: Territorial Efficiency Medal. Son of John and Amy Teresa Churchman, of 29, Brougham St., Skipton-in-Craven.

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War Diary of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

11 OCTOBER 1918

In action E. of NAVES

LIST OF CASUALTIES for the period 10/10/18 to 18/10/18 (inclusive)
WOUNDED. October 11th 1918.

Cpl Churchman, J. . . .

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

1936

CHURCHMAN John of 29 Brougham-street Skipton Yorkshire died 28 December 1935 Administration Wakefield 7 February to Amy Teresa Churchman widow. Effects £522 5s. 6d.

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Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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18 October 1918

Skipton N.C.O. Wounded

Corporal J. Churchman, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Captain J. Churchman, of the same regiment, of Brougham Street, Skipton, was wounded by a piece of shell in the left side on the Cambrai Front last Friday, and is now in hospital in France. His father, who is now at home on leave, saw him brought back from the line. Corporal Churchman, who is 21 years of age, and formerly worked for Messrs. Lawson and Son, cabinet makers, Skipton, has been in the Territorials twelve years and went to the Front in February 1916.

29 November 1918

CHURCHMAN - November 25th, at Endell Street Military Hospital, London, from wounds received in action on October 11th, Corporal J. Churchman, eldest son of Captain and Mrs. Churchman, 29 Brougham Street, Skipton.

29 November 1918

Skipton N.C.O. Dies from Wounds

We regret to learn of the death in hospital in London on Monday of Corporal J. Churchman, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Captain J. Churchman, of the same regiment, of Brougham Street. As reported in the 'Herald' at the time, Corporal Churchman was seriously wounded in the left side and back on the Cambrai Front on October 11th, and these wounds have led to his death. He was in hospital in France for some time, and afterwards transferred to London. Twenty-four years of age, Corporal Churchman had been in the local Territorials twelve years and went to the Front in February 1916. He formerly worked for Messrs. Lawson and Son, cabinetmakers, Skipton.

The funeral will take place at Waltonwrays Cemetery on Sunday with military honours. The cortege will leave the house, 29 Brougham Street, at 12.30 p.m., and all discharged, wounded and serving soldiers are invited to attend. We hope to give a photograph next week.

06 December 1918

The Late Corporal J. Churchman, Skipton

We are able to reproduce a photograph of Corporal John Churchman, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Captain J. Churchman, of the same regiment, of Brougham Street, Skipton, whose death from wounds was recorded in last week's 'Herald' The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and was attended with military honours. The Skipton Mission Band played the dead March in 'Saul' from the house to the Waltonwrays Cemetery, and the cortege was joined by a number of discharged soldiers and sailors, men from the Raikes Camp (who, provided the firing party), the local Volunteers, 'and local men of the 'Duke's' on leave. After the service, conducted by the Ven. Archdeacon Cook, the 'Last Post' was sounded.

28 November 1919

CHURCHMAN - In ever loving memory of Corporal John Churchman, 1/6th Duke of Wellington's Regiment, died 25th November, 1918, from wounds received in action near Naves, 11th October, 1918.

From Father, Mother and Family.

25 November 1921

CHURCHMAN - In ever loving memory of Corporal John Churchman, 1/6th Duke of Wellington's Regiment, died 25th November, 1918, from wounds received in action near Naves, 11th October, 1918.

From Father, Mother and Family.

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18 October 1918

Skipton Captain's Son Wounded

Corpl. J. Churchman. of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, son of Capt. J. Churchman, West Riding Regiment, of Brougham Street, Skipton, has been wounded in the left side in the recent heavy fighting, and is at present in hospital in France. He has been in the Territorials 12 years, and went out to France in 1916. He was formerly employed by Mr. Lawson, cabinet maker, Skipton. He was 24 years of age.

29 November 1918

Skipton Corporal Dies of Wounds

News has bean received that Corpl. Jack Churchman, West Riding Regiment, son of Capt. J. Churchman, of Brougham Street, Skipton, who was wounded a short time ago in the left side, has died as the result of his wounds. Corpl. Churchman, who was 24 years of age, had been in the Territorials twelve years and went out to France in 1916. He was formerly employed by Mr. Lawson, cabinet maker, Skipton.

06 December 1918

CHURCHMAN - Nov. 26, at the Military Hospital, London, aged 24, John Churchman.

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