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John Henry RUECROFT

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Surname: RUECROFT

Forename(s): John Henry

Place of Birth: Redmire, Yorkshire

Service No: 200708

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1919-02-26

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Non-CWGC Burial: REDMIRE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

Local War Memorial: REDMIRE, YORKSHIRE

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John Henry Ruecroft was the son of William and Isabella Ruecroft, née Fowler. William was born at Carperby and Isabella at Castle Bolton, Yorkshire. Isabella died in 1895.

1901 Redmire, Yorkshire Census: John H. Ruecroft, aged 10 years, born Redmire, son of William Ruecroft, widower.

1911 Redmire, Yorkshire Census: Horseman Street - John Henry Ruecroft, aged 19 years, born Redmire, son of William Ruecroft, widower.

The British Army Pension Record for John Henry Ruecroft exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte J.H. Ruecroft, 2845; 200708, 4th York. R. Date of enlistment: 28.9.14. Date of discharge: 11.4.17. Wounds. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ). Date of entry therein: ( - ). [John was awarded the 1914-15 Star and also received the Silver War Badge.]

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte J.H. Ruecroft, 2845; 200708, York. R.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Henry Ruecroft, 2845, Yorks R. Dischd 11.4.17. Died after discharge. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister - Annie McGregor. £7 1s. 2d. Brother - James W. £2 4s. 5d. Sister - Isabella Middleton. £2 4s. 5d.

A short biography of John is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

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Death Certificate for John Henry Ruecroft

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