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Surname: LISTER

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Addingham, Yorkshire

Service No: 31193

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 21st Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-08-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 4.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: ADDINGHAM, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Lister (born 26 July 1889) was the son of Henry and Amelia Lister, née Tillotson. Both parents were born at Addingham, Yorkshire.

1891 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: Small Banks - John Lister, aged 1 year, born Addingham, son of Henry and Amelia Lister.

1901 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: Small Banks - John Lister, aged 11 years, born Addingham, son of Amelia Lister, widow.

1911 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: 4, The Green - John Lister, aged 21 years, born Addingham, son of Amelia Lister, widow.

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

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Lister, 31193, E. York R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Lister, 31193, 1st E. York R. Killed in Action.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Lister, 31193, 1st Bn E. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 26.8.18. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Amelia. £24 3s. 10d.

A short biography of John is included in: ‘A Grammar School at War - The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).

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:

LISTER, John, aged 29, East Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mrs. Lister, The Green, [Addingham], killed in action Aug. 26, 1918.

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Private John LISTER

Private John LISTER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Yorkshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Yorkshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

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Surname: LISTER

Forename(s): John

Born: Addingham, Yorks

Residence: Addingham

Enlisted: Skipton

Number: 31193

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 26/08/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 25956, W. Yorks Regt.

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Surname: LISTER

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 31193

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 29

Awards:

Died Date: 26/08/1918

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. A. Lister, of The Green, Addingham, Ilkley, Yorks.

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'Ilkley Gazette' (1918)

Private John Lister, East York. Regt., son of Mrs. Lister, The Green, Addingham, killed in action 26th August, 1918. Aged 29 years.

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

1898

LISTER Henry of “Small Banks” Addingham Yorkshire farmer died 28 May 1897 Administration London 29 April to Amelia Lister widow. Effects £386 2s.

1919

LISTER John of The Green Addingham Yorkshire private East Yorkshire regiment died 26 August 1918 in France Probate London 20 September to Amelia Lister widow and Ann and Mary Lister spinsters. Effects £512 18s. 8d.

1939

LISTER Amelia of The Green Addingham Yorkshire widow died 2 April 1939 Probate London 17 November to Tom Bernal Wilkinson and David Shuttleworth manufacturers. Effects £231.

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St Peter’s Churchyard, Addingham

St Peter’s Churchyard, Addingham

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St Peter’s Churchyard, Addingham

St Peter’s Churchyard, Addingham

Family gravestone - detail of memorial inscription

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11 August 1916

ADDINGHAM

Private John Lister, in a letter to his mother, Mrs. Lister, The Green, says he has been wounded in the back and arms, but not seriously. The chaplain, in a note to Mrs. Lister, says Lister is at the No. 42 Clearing Station and is going on quite well and is going to be taken to the base hospital soon.

20 September 1918

ADDINGHAM – PRIVATE JOHN LISTER KILLED

We regret to record the death of Private John Lister, of the East Yorks., only son of Mrs. Lister, The Green, Addingham. News was from the War Office to say he was killed on August 26th. Private Lister, who was 29 years of age, joined up in February, 1916, and went out to France in June of the same year. He had previously been wounded and he was in England four months, working in agriculture from December to March of this year. He went out to France again in April. Previous to joining up he was employed at Messrs. Brear and Sons, Addingham.

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11 August 1916

MORE ADDINGHAM CASUALTIES

Private John Lister, in a letter to his mother, Mrs. Lister, The Green, says he has been wounded in the back and arms, but not seriously. The chaplain, in a note to Mrs. Lister, says:– “Lister is at the No. 42 Clearing Station and is going on quite well, and is going to be taken to the base hospital soon.”

20 September 1918

Addingham Soldier Killed

We regret to record the death of Pte. John Lister, of the East Yorkshire Regiment. only son of Mrs. Lister, The Green, Addingham. News from the War Office. states that Pte. Lister was killed on Aug. 26th. He was 29 years of age, joined up in February, 1916, and went out to France in June of the same year. He had been previously wounded and he was in England four months working in agriculture from December to March of this year, going out to France again in April. Previous to joining up he was employed at Messrs. Brear and Sons, Addingham.

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