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Surname: POLLARD

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Farnhill, Yorkshire

Service No: 89233

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 39th Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 34

Date of Death: 1919-11-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XIV. C. 7.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---



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John Pollard was the son of Theodore and Priscilla Pollard, née Brown, and brother of Private James Scarborough Theodore Pollard (241472) (q.v.). Both their parents were born at Farnhill, Yorkshire. In various censuses prior to her marriage Priscilla Brown is named as Priscilla Walmsley - her mother, Margaret Brown, had married James Walmsley in 1856.

1891 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: High Farnhill - John Pollard, aged 6 years, born Farnhill. [John and his brother William were living with their grandparents, James and Margaret Walmsley.]

1901 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: 42, Main Street - John Pollard, aged 15 years, born Farnhill, son of Theodore Pollard, widower.

John was married to Ada Blanche Thomas in 1906.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Pollard, 6801, 2 York & Lanc. R.; 89233, North'd. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ) [1 - France]. Date of entry therein: 9.9.14. Discharged.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Pollard, 6801; 89233, 2nd York & Lanc. R. Died.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Pollard, 89233, 39 N. Fus. Date and Place of Death: 4.11.19. Hospital Wimereux pneumonia. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Ada B. £10 5s. 0d.

Data Source: Local War Memorial


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

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Surname: POLLARD

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 89233

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 39th Bn.



Died Date: 04/11/1919

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Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

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Courtesy of Colin Chadwick, Harrogate

St Andrew's Churchyard, Kildwick

St Andrew's Churchyard, Kildwick

CWGC private memorial (James Scarborough Theodore Pollard) - memorial inscription to his brother Private John Pollard


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02 October 1914


News has arrived that Mr. Jack Pollard, a reservist, who was called up to serve in his regiment, has been wounded. His brother, Mr. Jim Pollard, has received a message.

12 January 1917


A Rush into the German Trenches

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bower, of Farnhill, are justly proud of the honour which has come to their eldest son, Corporal Ambrose Bower, of the West [sic] Yorkshire Regiment, who at present is home on furlough, having gone through many of the greatest and most severe battles during the war, with only two slight wounds. The following has been received by Corporal Bower from the Commanding Officer of the 30th Division, Major General H. Shea:–

“Corporal A. Bower, of the 2nd Yorkshire Regiment, awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in action on the Somme. I wish to congratulate you most heartily on your well-deserved award of the Military Cross.”

Corporal Bower is in the grenade section, and during an engagement the bombing party were running short of hand grenades, when he rushed into the German trench and secured a number, which were used against them with good effect. Prior to the outbreak of war Corporal Bower was in the reserve and was called to rejoin his regiment at the same time as Private Joseph Smith (killed in the early weeks of the war) and Private J. Pollard, who was severely wounded and has since been discharged. Both are from Farnhill. Corporal Bower has taken part in the great battles at Mons, Ypres, Armentières, Neuve Chappelle, and many others. He gained his honour on the Somme. At the time of being called upon to join his regiment he lived in Keighley. He is married and was for a time employed by Mr. Wm. Sugden, coal merchant, Kildwick. His only brother, Private Albert Bower, of the Duke of Wellington’s is at present in hospital in Northampton, suffering from wounds received in July during the great offensive.

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