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Forename(s): John Moore

Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire

Service No: 111935

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Battery 161st Brigade

Division: 32nd Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1918-10-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. I. 1


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Moore Metcalfe was the son of Sarah Jane Metcalfe (born Askrigg, Yorkshire, c. 1869), the daughter of John and Agnes Metcalfe. Sarah married Edmund Airey in 1901.

1901 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: The Holme - John M. Metcalfe, aged 6 years, born Settle, Yorkshire. [John was living with his grandparents, John and Agnes Metcalfe.]

1911 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: The Holme - John Moore Metcalfe, aged 16 years, born Settle, Yorkshire. [John was living with his widowed grandmother, Agnes Metcalfe.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr John M. Metcalfe, 111935, R.F.A. Dead 3.10.18.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Gnr John Moore Metcalfe, 111935, R.F.A. Dead 3.10.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Gnr John Moore Metcalfe, 111935, A/161 Bde R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 3.10.18. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Sarah J. Airey. £22 15s. 11d.

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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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

METCALFE, John, [Hawes], R.F.A., killed in action Oct. 3. 1918.


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Gunner John Moore METCALFE

Gunner John Moore METCALFE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

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Forename(s): John Moore

Born: Hawes, Yorks


Enlisted: Leyburn, Yorks

Number: 111935

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery



Died Date: 03/10/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Forename(s): J M

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 111935

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "A" Bty. 161st Bde.

Age: 23


Died Date: 03/10/1918

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Airey, of 61, Taunton St., Wavertree, Liverpool. Native of Hawes, Yorks.

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Metcalfe Society

(Supplied by David Metcalfe, Keeper of the Computer Index for the Metcalfe Society, Catterick Garrison)

John Moore Metcalfe dd 3 Oct 1918 was baptised 2 Mar 1898 Hawes natural son of Sarah Metcalfe.


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18 October 1918


The death is reported of Private John (Jackie) Metcalfe, R.F.A., Hawes. He volunteered in October 1915, and joined up December of the same year. He joined the R.F.A., and after going overseas was attached for two years to the M.T., A.S.C. He was badly gassed last January whilst with the Trench Motor Battery, was invalided home, but went overseas again last July with the R.F.A. He was killed instantly on the 3rd inst. with a shell. Jackie Metcalfe, as he was familiarly known, was brought up from infancy with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Metcalfe, Hawes, was one of the quietest and most unassuming of lads and a great favourite with his comrades, and the townspeople generally. He was for years prior to joining up a member of Hawes Church Choir, and also a member of Hawes Brass Band. He is the second member of the choir and the third member of Hawes Band who have fallen in action. His death cast a great gloom over the town, and the utmost sympathy is felt for the family in their great loss.

08 November 1918


A Memorial Service in memory of Corporal J. T. Moore, Gunner J. Moore, Lance-Corporal C. D. [Milner], Private John Metcalfe, and Corporal W. Mitton, recently fallen in their country’s service, was conducted at Hawes Parish Church, on Sunday afternoon by the Vicar, the Rev. S. D. Crawford. There were special psalms, and the hymns were ‘On the Resurrection morning,’ ‘Peace, perfect peace,’ and ‘Now the labourer’s task is o’er.’ The Vicar based an appropriate address on the words, ‘O death, where is thy sting?’ and after the Benediction the draped Union Jack was held at the chancel steps by Cadet Lance-Corporal H. Wilson, whilst the Dead March was played on the organ by Mrs. Place and the ‘Last Post’ sounded by Mr. J. Blades.


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