Main CPGW Record
Forename(s): John Irvin
Place of Birth: Appletreewick, Yorkshire
Service No: 62726
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/7th Battalion. (Leeds Rifles)
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-11-15
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
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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