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Forename(s): John Edward
Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire
Service No: 205635
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 5th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-07-22
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: COWGILL, YORKSHIRE
John Edward Oversby was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Slee Oversby, née Nelson. Edward was born at Dent, Yorkshire and Elizabeth at Keisley, near Dufton, Westmorland. John was the cousin of Private Joseph Oversby (5590) (q.v.).
1901 Kirkthwaite, Cowgill, Dent, Yorkshire Census: Hobsons - John E. Oversby, aged 9 years, born Dent, son of Edward and Elizabeth S. Oversby.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John E. Oversby, 205635, W. Rid. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Edward Oversby, 205635, 2/5th W. Rid. R. K. in A. 22.7.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Edward Oversby, 205635, 5th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 22.7.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Edward £13 13s. 4d. Mother - Elizabeth S. £3 0s. 0d.
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 John is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).
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: ---
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Private John Edward OVERSBY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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