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John PICKLES

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Surname: PICKLES

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 18902

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion. (1st Hull)

Division: 31st Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1917-05-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 4 and 5.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Pickles was the son of Edmondson and Louisa Pickles, née Coke and brother of Private Edmondson Pickles (93697) (q.v.). Their father was born at either Barrowford or Blacko, Lancashire and mother at Plymouth, Devon.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Clough Fold - John Pickles, aged 7 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Louisa Pickles, widow.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 8, Stuart Street - John Pickles, aged 18 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Louisa and stepson of John McGarragin. [Louisa married John in 1904.]

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

The informal title of the 10th (Service) Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (1st Hull) was the Hull Commercials.

A short biography of John is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

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:

PICKLES, John, aged 24 years, [Barnoldswick], East Yorkshire Regiment, son of the late Mr. Edmondson Pickles, killed May 3, 1917.

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Private John PICKLES

Private John PICKLES

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Yorkshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Yorkshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Surname: PICKLES

Forename(s): John

Born: Barnoldswick

Residence:

Enlisted: Barnoldswick

Number: 18902

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 03/05/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PICKLES

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 18902

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 03/05/1917

Additional Information:

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19 October 1917

PICKLES – Missing since May 3rd 1917, and now presumed killed on that date, Private John Pickles, East Yorks. Regiment, son of Mr. Edmondson Pickles, Barnoldswick, aged 24 years.

19 October 1917

BARNOLDSWICK CASUALTIES – MISSING SINCE MAY

The War Office has notified the relatives of Private John Pickles, East Yorks. Regiment, who was reported missing on May 3rd, that he is presumed to have been killed in action on that date. He was 24 years of age, single, and a son of the late Mr. Edmondson Pickles. At the time of enlistment he lived at 8, Stuart Street, and was a twister employed by Messrs. G. D. Brown, Crow Nest. He went to France in September last year.

20 August 1920

BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER’S DEATH IN MESOPOTAMIA

The death occurred on August 7th, in Mesopotamia, of Private Edmondson Pickles, Northumberland Fusiliers, from heart failure. The sad news was conveyed in a letter from the War Office to his relatives in Barnoldswick last week end. Private Pickles, who would have been 20 years of age next month, was a son of the late Mr. Edmondson Pickles. He enlisted a year ago, and went out to join the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force at Basra six weeks before Christmas. In a letter to his sister, received the Thursday before his death, he stated that he was in the best of health, having had a successful recovery from malaria, and that he was expecting being transferred to India in October. His elder brother, Private Jack Pickles, was killed in France in May, 1917.

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19 October 1917

PICKLES – Presumed killed in action, May 3rd, Pte. John Pickles, of the East Yorkshire Regiment, son of the late Mr. Edmondson Pickles, of Barnoldswick, aged 24.

19 October 1917

BARNOLDSWICK CASUALTIES

MISSING SINCE MAY

The War Office has notified the relatives of Pte John Pickles, East Yorkshire Regiment, who was reported missing on May 3rd, that he is presumed to have been killed in action on that date. He was 24 years of age, single, and a son of the late Mr. Edmondson Pickles. At the time of enlistment he lived at 8, Stuart Street, and was a twister employed by Messrs. G. D. Brown, Crownest. He went to France in September last year.

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