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Forename(s): John Hudson
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 27220
Regiment / Corps / Service: East Yorkshire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 3rd Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. M. 14.
CWGC Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: COWLING, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
John Hudson Gill was the son of Thomas and Ann Gill, née Baines. Thomas was born at Embsay and Ann at Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire.
1901 Cowling, Yorkshire Census: Mid Lane Ends - John H. Gill, aged 7 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Anne and stepson of Joseph E. Chapman. [Ann had married Joseph Edward Chapman in 1895.]
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 12, Dale Street, Cemetery Road - John Hudson Gill, aged 17 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Ann and stepson of Joseph Ed. Chapman.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Gill, 27220, E. York. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Gill, 27220, 8th E. York. R. Died.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Gill, 27220, 8th Bn E. York. Date and Place of Death: 11.4.17. No.41 C.C.S. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Ann Chapman. £5 1s. 8d.
The entry for John Hudson Gill is duplicated in the CPGW book on page 379 where he is named as Private John Gill, East Yorks. Regt.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
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:
GILL, John, aged 24, West Yorkshire Regiment, 37, Victoria Road, [Earby], died form injuries, France, April 11, 1917.
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Private John Hudson GILL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Yorkshire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division
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