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John James METCALFE

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Surname: METCALFE

Forename(s): John James

Place of Birth: Worton, Yorkshire

Service No: 501359

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps

Battalion / Unit: 474th Agricultural Coy

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Age: 22

Date of Death: 1918-03-25

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: South-West of Church.

CWGC Cemetery: ASKRIGG (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD

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Local War Memorial: ASKRIGG, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: BAINBRIDGE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John James Metcalfe was the son of Mary Alice Metcalfe (born Woodhall, Yorkshire, c. 1863), the daughter of Jane Metcalfe. Jane married Jeffrey Milner in 1879.

1901 Worton, Yorkshire Census: John James Metcalfe, aged 5 years, born Worton, son of Mary Alice Metcalfe. [Mary and John were living with her mother, Jane Milner, widow.]

1911 Askrigg, Yorkshire Census: West End - John Metcalfe, aged 15 years, born Worton, Yorkshire, son of Mary Alice Metcalfe.

The British Army Pension Record for John James Metcalfe exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte. John J. Metcalfe, 061410, A.S.C.; 501359, L. Corps. Theatre of War first served in: (2B) Balkans. Date of entry therein: 28.8.15. [John served at Gallipoli for a short period with the Army Service Corps.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte. John James Metcalfe, 061410, R.A.S.C.; 501359, Labour Corps.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte. John James Metcalfe, 501359, Lab. Co. Date and Place of Death: Dischg'd 21.3.18. Died 25.3.18. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Mary A. £17 11s. 6d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for John.

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: Labour Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

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Surname: METCALFE

Forename(s): John James

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 501359

Rank: Private

Regiment: Labour Corps

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Age: 22

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Died Date: 25/03/1918

Additional Information: Son of M. A. Metcalfe, of Quaker Terrace, Masham, Ripon, Yorks.

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