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Place of Birth: Hawes, Yorkshire
Service No: 30383
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 30th Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: D. 15.
CWGC Cemetery: NEUVILLE-VITASSE ROAD CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ASKRIGG, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE
John Mitton was the son of Warrin and Ellen Mitton, née Atkinson and was the cousin of Private William Mitton (24372) (q.v.). Warrin was born at Hawes and Ellen at Sedbergh, Yorkshire.
1881 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Holme - John Mitton, aged 4 years, born Hawes, son of Warrin and Ellen Mitton.
1891 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Market Street - John Mitton, aged 14 years, born Hawes, son of Warrin and Ellen Mitton.
1901 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Cattle Market - John Mitton, aged 24 years, born Hawes, son of Warrin and Ellen Mitton.
John Mitton was married to Mary Treasa Frost in 1905.
1911 Finghall, Yorkshire Census: John Mitton, aged 34 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, husband of Mary Treasa Mitton.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Mitton, 30383, York. R. Dead.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Mitton, 30383, 2/York. R. Dead.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Mitton, 30383, 2nd Bn York. Date and Place of Death: 9.4.17. In Action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Sole Legatee - Mary T. £5 7s. 4d.
John is commemorated in the Memorial Books of the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance.
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
MITTON, John, [Hawes], Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action, France, April 9, 1918.
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Private John MITTON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division
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