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John Stone HEPWORTH

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Surname: HEPWORTH

Forename(s): John Stone

Place of Birth: Norton (Faversham), Kent

Service No: 2631

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1916-09-22

Awards: M.M., M.I.D.

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. G. 11.

CWGC Cemetery: BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE WOOD

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

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

Additional Information:

John Stone Hepworth was the son of William and Isabella Forbes Hepworth, née Robertson. William was born at Hampole, Yorkshire and Isabella at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

1891 Norton, Kent Census: Wrens Hill - John S. Hepworth, aged 4 months, born Norton, son of William and Bella Hepworth.

1901 Acomb, Yorkshire Census: 2, The Kennels - John Hepworth, aged 10 years, born Faversham, Kent, son of William and Bella Hepworth.

1911 Sheffield, Yorkshire Census: 252, Crookesmoor Road, Ecclesall - Jack Stone Hepworth, aged 20 years, born Faversham, Kent. Educational Student - Training for schoolmastership. [Jack was boarding with Sarah Catherine Bestwick].

John Stone Hepworth is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Cpl. J.S. Hepworth.

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

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sjt John S. Hepworth, 2631, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14 April 1915. K. in A. 22.9.16.

John is commemorated on the Snettisham War Memorial.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

Photograph courtesy of The Brayshaw Library, Giggleswick School.

Data Source: Nominal Roll of 1/6th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (CPGW Book)

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

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Sergeant John Stone HEPWORTH

Sergeant John Stone HEPWORTH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: HEPWORTH

Forename(s): John Samuel [sic]

Born:

Residence: Snettisham, Norfolk

Enlisted: Settle, Yorks

Number: 2631

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 22/09/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HEPWORTH

Forename(s): John Stone

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 2631

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn

Age: 25

Awards: M M

Died Date: 22/09/1916

Additional Information: Son of William and Isabella Hepworth, of Beach House, Snettisham, King's Lynn. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: SANS PEUR ET SANS REPROCHE)

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1917

HEPWORTH John Stone of Beach House Snettisham Norfolk sergeant West Riding regiment died 22 September 1916 in France killed in action Administration Norwich 14 May to William Hepworth vermin-killer. Effects £285 7s. 10d.

1938

HEPWORTH Isabella Forbes of 3 Torrington-gardens Bounds Green London N.W.11 widow died 10 May 1938 Administration York 10 June to Phyllis Robertson Davies (wife of David Bowen Davies). Effects £364 5s. 1d.

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The 'Lucky 13' taken at Riby Park, Lincolnshire, October 1914

The 'Lucky 13' taken at Riby Park, Lincolnshire, October 1914

The group, that called themselves the 'Lucky 13', were serving with the 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) Back left to right - Walter Yates. Fred Close, Robert Clark, John M. Morphet (killed), Arthur Parker, Thomas Brayshaw, William H. Brassington (killed), William Hirst Front row, left to right - Charlie Parker, John R. Jackman (killed), John Cardus, Charles Peachey (killed), John S. Hepworth (killed)

Courtesy of The Brayshaw Library, Giggleswick School

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