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Forename(s): John Stone
Place of Birth: Norton (Faversham), Kent
Service No: 2631
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
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)
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)
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Sergeant John Stone HEPWORTH
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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