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John Irvin HARGRAVES

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Surname: HARGRAVES

Forename(s): John Irvin

Place of Birth: Appletreewick, Yorkshire

Service No: 62726

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/7th Battalion. (Leeds Rifles)

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1918-11-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: L. C. 32.

CWGC Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: APPLETREEWICK, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: BURNSALL, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Irvin Hargraves was the son of Irvine and Jane Elizabeth Hargraves, née Abbott. Irvine was born at Appletreewick and Jane at Whashton near Ravensworth, Yorkshire.

1901 Appletreewick, Yorkshire Census: Mock Beggars Hall - John I. Hargreave, aged 1 year, born Appletreewick, son of Irving and Jane Hargreave.

1911 Appletreewick, Yorkshire Census: John Irvine Hargraves, aged 10 years, born Appletreewick, son of Irvine and Jane Eliz. Hargraves.

The British Army Service Record for John Irvin Hargraves exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John I. Hargraves, 62726, W. York R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Irvin Hargraves, 62726, 1/7 W. York R. Died of Wounds 15.11.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Irwin [sic] Hargraves, 62726, 1/7th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 15.11.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother sole legatee - Jane E. £14 0s. 3d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte John Irvin Hargraves, 62726, 1/7 W. Yorks. Date and cause of death: 15.11.18. Gas and Pneumonia. Dependant: Mrs Jane Hargraves. Address: Fell View, Appletreewich [sic]. Skipton, Yks. Relationship: Mother.

A short biography of John is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).

Photograph courtesy of Michael Hargraves.

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:

HARGREAVES, [Appletreewick], son of Mr. I. Hargreaves, died in hospital in France, Nov. 20, 1918.

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Private John Irvin HARGRAVES

Private John Irvin HARGRAVES

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

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

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

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Surname: HARGRAVES

Forename(s): John Irving

Born: Appletreewick, Yorks

Residence: Linton

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 62726

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 1/7th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 15/11/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARGRAVES

Forename(s): John Irvin

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 62726

Rank: Private

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 1st/7th Bn.

Age: 19

Awards:

Died Date: 15/11/1918

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Hargraves, of Appletreewick, Skipton-in-Craven. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: TOO DEARLY LOVED TO EVER BE FORGOTTEN FROM FATHER AND MOTHER)

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

1934

HARGRAVES Irvine of Blundell Stade Appletreewick near Skipton Yorkshire died 29 June 1934 at the Skipton and District Hospital Skipton Probate London 15 November to Harry Edgar Hargraves and Wilfred Hargraves stone masons. Effects £1574 3s. 5d.

1945

HARGRAVES Jane Elizabeth of Bunkers-hill Burnsall near Skipton Yorkshire widow died 24 March 1945 at The Infirmary Gargrave-road Skipton Administration Llandudno 13 July to Harry Edgar Hargraves builder. Effects £299 11s. 1d.

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Private John Irvine Hargraves

Private John Irvine Hargraves

Courtesy of Michael Hargraves

Card from Private John Irvine Hargraves

Card from Private John Irvine Hargraves

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

French postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

French postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 9th November 1917 - front

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 9th November 1917 - front

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 9th November 1917 - back

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 9th November 1917 - back

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 7th January 1918 - front

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 7th January 1918 - front

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 7th January 1918 - back

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 7th January 1918 - back

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 21st May 1918 - front

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 21st May 1918 - front

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 21st May 1918 - back

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne, 21st May 1918 - back

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

French postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

French postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - front

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Postcard from Private John Irvine Hargraves to Jessie Longthorne - back

Courtesy of Mrs Lyn Morgan

Etaples Military Cemetery

Etaples Military Cemetery

CWGC Headstone

Courtesy of Richard Breare

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29 November 1918

HARGRAVE – November 19th, at 20th General Hospital, Camiers, France, aged 19 years, from gas, influenza and bronchial pneumonia, Rifleman John Irvin Hargrave, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hargrave, Appletreewick.

29 November 1918

HARGREAVES – In loving memory of my dear pal, Rifleman Jack Hargreaves, who died in Belgium November 16th, 1918.

I little thought when I said good-bye
That we had parted forever and you were to die;
The grief that I feel words cannot tell,
When I could not be near you to bid you farewell.

Ever remembered by Rifleman Herbert Longthorne, 1st Southern Hospital, Birmingham.

Love is a link death cannot never,
Remembrance and love live for over.

From his dear friend Jessie.

12 December 1918

APPLETREEWICK – A VICTIM OF GAS AND INFLUENZA

We regret to learn of the death of Private Hargraves, second son of Mr. I. Hargraves, which took place on November 19th at the 20th General Hospital in France from gas, influenza, and bronchial pneumonia. Private Hargraves, who was 19 years of age, enlisted on November 9th 1917 in the 1/7th West Yorks., and went to France on Whit Monday last. He was gassed on October 15th. His older brother is in France with the 2nd Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.

12 December 1918

APPLETREEWICK – The Late Private Hargreaves

The photograph is that of Private Hargreaves, second son of Mr I. Hargreaves, who died at the 20th General Hospital in France on November 20th, as recorded in our last week’s issue.

14 November 1919

HARGRAVES – In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Rifleman John Irvine Hargraves, aged 19, who died from gas and pneumonia at the 20th General Hospital, Camiers, on the 15th of November, 1918.

One year has passed since that sad day
When one we loved was called away;
His loving smile, his welcome face,
No one can fill his vacant place.

From Mother, Father and Brothers, Fell View, Appletreewick.

HARGRAVES – In loving remembrance of our dear nephew, John Irvine Hargraves, who died at the 20th General Hospital, Camiers, France, on November 15th, 1918.

The land and sea divide the spot
Where he is calmly sleeping,
Yet in our hearts he’s not forgot,
Tho’ in our Saviour’s keeping.

From Aunt and Uncle, ‘Prospect House,’ Appletreewick.

HARGRAVES – In ever loving memory of our dear friend Rifleman Jack Hargraves, of Appletreewick, who died in hospital at Camiers, November 15th, 1918.

Sleep on, dear friend, we’ll never forget
The sacrifice thou gave;
Thy youth, thy love, yea, even thy life,
For what? Why, a soldier’s grave.

Herbert and Jessie Longthorne, Hebden.

HARGRAVES – In loving remembrance of my dear nephew, Rifleman John Irvine Hargraves, of Appletreewick, who died at Camiers, France, from gas, influenza and bronchial pneumonia, Nov. 15th, 1918, aged 19 years.

Ever remembered by his loving Aunt Sophia, Guiseley.

12 November 1920

HARGRAVES – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. John Irvine Hargraves, who died at the 20th General Hospital, France, on Nov. 15th, 1918, aged 19 years.

Deep down in our hearts lies a picture
Of a dear son and brother called to rest.
In memory’s frame we shall keep it,
For he was one of the finest and best.
There was no word of farewell spoken,
So sudden on us the sorrow fell;
The happy circle of our home was broken
But still God doeth all things well.

“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.”

Remembered by Mother, Father and Brothers, Fell View, Appletreewick.

HARGRAVES – In loving remembrance of my dear nephew, Rifleman Jack Hargraves, of Appletreewick, who died at Camiers, France, from gas and bronchial pneumonia, Nov. 15th, 1918, aged 19 years.

“No monument marks his resting place.
He is enshrined in the hearts of those who loved him.”

Always remembered by his loving Aunt Sophia, Laurel Bank, Guiseley.

19 November 1920

HARGREAVES – In loving memory of my dear pal, Rifleman Jack Hargreaves, who died from gas poisoning in France, November 15th, 1918.

Ever remembered by his pal, H. Longthorn.

11 November 1921

HARGRAVES – In loving remembrance of my dear nephew, Rifleman Jack Hargraves, of Appletreewick, who died at Camiers, France, from gas and bronchial pneumonia, November 15th, 1918, aged 19 years.

“His memory is as dear to-day as in the hour he passed away.”

Ever remembered by his loving Aunt Sophia, Laurel Bank. Guiseley.

HARGRAVES – In loving memory of a dear son, and brother, John Irvine Hargraves, aged 19, who died at the 20th General Hospital, Camiers, on the 15th of November, 1918.

Three years have passed, and how we miss you,
Never will your memory fade;
Loving thoughts do ever linger
Round the grave where you are laid.

From Mother, Father and Brothers, Appletreewick.

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