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John MAUGHAN

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Surname: MAUGHAN

Forename(s): JOHN

Place of Birth: East Witton, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1916-02-17

Awards: M.I.D.

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. G. 25.

CWGC Cemetery: POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

John Maughan (born 4 January 1890) was the son of John and Annie Maughan, née Robinson. John, senior, was born in East Witton without, Yorkshire and Annie at Cockerton, Co. Durham. Annie died in 1896 and John married Frances Haslewood (born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, c. 1875).

1891 East Witton without, Yorkshire Census: Jervaulx - John Maughan, aged 1 year, born East Witton without, son of John and Annie Maughan.

1901 Aysgarth, Yorkshire Census: Preparatory School for Boarders - John Maughan, aged 11 years born Jervaulx, Yorkshire. Pupil.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt John Maughan, 4/York. R. Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: 17.4.15. K. in A. 17.2.16. Correspondence: Medals to be sent [to] John Maughan Esqr. Abbey Hill, Jervaulx, Middleham, Yorks.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Capt J. Maughan, Yorkshire Regiment. K. in A. 17.2.16

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Capt J. Maughan, 4 Yorks. Rgt. Date and Place of Death: 17.2.16. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father and Admn'r - John Maughan, Esq. £111 16s. 6d.

John is commemorated on the East Witton War Memorial and in the Marlborough College Memorial Hall.

Photograph courtesy of Keith Taylor.

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).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Captain JOHN MAUGHAN

Captain JOHN MAUGHAN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

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Surname: MAUGHAN

Forename(s): John

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Rank: Capt

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 4th Battalion (Territorial)

Decorations:

Died Date: 17/02/16

Died How: Killed in action

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Surname: MAUGHAN

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 4th Bn.

Age: 26

Awards: Mentioned in Despatches

Died Date: 17/02/1916

Additional Information: Son of John and Annie Maughan, of Jervaulx, Middleham, Yorks.

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DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 - Part Three

MAUGHAN, JOHN, Capt., 4th (Territorial) Battn. Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regt.), eldest s. of John Maughan, of Abbey Hill, Jervaulx, Middleham, co. York, V.D., Land Agent, late Capt. And Hon. Major, 1st (Volunteer) Battn. The Yorkshire Regt., now (1918) 4th Battn. The Yorkshire Regt., by his 1st wife, Annie, dau. of Thomas Robinson; b. Abbey Hill aforesaid, 4 Jan. 1890; educ. Marlborough College, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. in the 4th Battn. The Yorkshire Regt. 18 June, 1908, being promoted Lieut. 1 March, 1911, and Capt. 3 Nov. 1914; volunteered for Imperial Service on the outbreak of war; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 17 April, 1915, and was killed in action at Ypres 17 Feb. 1916. Buried at Poperinghe. He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 1 Jan. 1916) by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished service in the field; unm.

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

1916

MAUGHAN John the younger of Abbey-hill Jervaulx near Middleham Yorkshire captain 4th Yorkshire regiment died 17 February 1916 in Flanders on active service Administration London 13 April to John Maughan land agent. Effects £435 5s. 2d.

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25 February 1916

MAUGHAN – February 17th, killed in action near Ypres, aged 26 years, Captain John Maughan, 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (T.F.), eldest son of John Maughan, of Abbey Hill, Jervaulx, Middleham, Yorkshire.

25 February 1916

MIDDLEHAM OFFICER KILLED

Captain John Maughan, 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (T.F.), killed in action near Ypres on February 17th, was the eldest son of John Maughan, of Abbey Hill, Jervaulx, Middleham, Yorkshire. Educated at Marlborough College, he joined the regiment in 1909, and was gazetted captain in November, 1914. He went to France with his regiment in April, 1915, was in action at Ypres a few days after landing, and took part in all subsequent engagements. He was mentioned in General French’s recent despatch.

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