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John PEART

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Surname: PEART

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Malham, Yorkshire

Service No: 22746

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 93rd Coy

Division: 31st Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1917-04-22

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. E. 19.

CWGC Cemetery: BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

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

Additional Information:

John Peart was the son of William and Ann Elizabeth Peart, née Lund and brother of Private Alexander Peart, 41548 (q.v.). Their father was born at Grassington and mother at Malham, Yorkshire.

1901 Clayton, Bradford, Yorkshire Census: Cote Farm House - John Peart, aged 8 years, born Malham, Yorkshire, son of William and Ann E. Peart.

1911 Clayton, Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 10, Oxford Street - John Peart, aged 18 years, born Malham, Yorkshire, son of William and Ann Elizabeth Peart.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Peart, 1132, 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment; 22746, Machine Gun Corps. Theatre of War first served in: (3) [Egypt]. Date of entry therein: 22 December 1915.

John is commemorated on the Clayton War Memorial.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Surname: PEART

Forename(s): John

Born: Malham Craven, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Bradford

Number: 22746

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Infantry)

Decorations:

Died Date: 24/04/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 1132, W. Yorks Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PEART

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 22746

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Unit: 93rd Coy.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 22/04/1917

Additional Information:

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View Craven Herald Articles

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

25 May 1917

MALHAM – A MALHAMDALE SOLDIER KILLED

Mr. William Peart, a former well known resident of Malham, and now residing at Clayton, near Bradford, has received intimation that his eldest son, Private John Peart, has been killed in France. Private Peart joined one of the Bradford ‘Pal’ Battalions on their formation, and he first saw active service in Egypt, being subsequently transferred to France. Here he was attached to a Machine Gun Corps and became a very efficient soldier and one who commanded the respect of all whom he came in contact. He met his death through the bursting of an enemy shell whilst he was returning from the trenches with his machine gun, and two other of his comrades were also killed. Private Peart, who was only 23 years of age, was more than an average football and cricket player. In the village of his adoption he was held in high esteem as a promising young man, and the news of his death is regretted by those who had the privilege of his acquaintance. He had leave from France shortly before Christmas, and since returning to the Front his letters have always been characterised by a cheery optimism. We will give a photograph of the deceased next week.

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