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John THACKRAY

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Surname: THACKRAY

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Grewelthorpe, Yorkshire

Service No: 267986

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/7th Battalion. (Leeds Rifles)

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 36

Date of Death: 1917-07-28

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: NIEUPORT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SALTERFORTH, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Thackray was the son of Robert and Mary Jane Thackray, née Jefferson. Robert was born at either Grewelthorpe or Kirkby Malzeard and Mary at Sigsworth (Fountains Earth Township), Yorkshire.

1881 Grewelthorpe, Yorkshire Census: Bramley Grange - John Thackray, aged 4 months, born Grewelthorpe, son of Robert and Mary Jane Thackray.

1891 Hutton Conyers, Yorkshire Census: Low [Barn?], Blois Hall farm - John Thackray, aged 10 years, born Grewelthorpe, Yorkshire, son of Robert Thackray (married).

1901 Stean, Yorkshire Census: Moorhouse - John Thackrey [sic], aged 21 years, born Yorkshire. [John was employed by Joseph George Metcalfe, Farmer.]

1911 Middlesmoor, Yorkshire Census: Crown Hotel - John Thackrey [sic], aged 29 years, born Pateley Bridge. [John was employed by John Thomas Carling, Farmer and Hotel Keeper.]

John was married to Alice Bell Dolphin in 1911. Alice remarried in 1919 to William Overson. Alice was the sister of Private William Horner Dolphin (34459) (q.v.).

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Thackray, 6281, 267986, W. York. R. K. in A. 28.7.17.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Thackray, 6281, 267986, 1/7 W. York. R. Killed in action 28.7.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Thackray, 267986, 1/7th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 28.7.17. In action Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Alice. £6 1s. 3d. Self and children.

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:

THACKRAY, J., aged 36, West Yorks Regt, Cragg Row, [Salterforth], killed in action.

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Private John THACKRAY

Private John THACKRAY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

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

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

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: THACKRAY

Forename(s): John

Born: Ripon, Yorks

Residence: Salterforth

Enlisted: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Number: 267986

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 1/7th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 28/07/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: THACKRAY

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 267986

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 1st/7th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 28/07/1917

Additional Information:

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31 August 1917

SALTERFORTH SOLDIER KILLED

Mrs. Thackray, Crag Row, Salterforth, has received official notice of the death of her husband, Private J. Thackray, West Yorks. Regiment, who was killed in action in France on 28th ult. He was 36 years of age and leaves two children. Private Thackray had been out at the Front eight months.

Before joining up he worked for Mr. A. Marsden, farmer and coal dealer, and was formerly employed by the Salterforth Stone and Brick Company. His parents reside at Pateley Bridge.

In a letter of sympathy to the bereaved wife, Lieut. Parker writes:– “Your husband was with me for quite a time and a better soldier or a more cheerful man I never wish to meet. He was always a model for the younger men in the platoon, and carried himself most excellently under a severe bombardment we had last time in the trenches when a shell landed in the fire-bay in which he was standing. He was killed instantly and did not suffer any pain.”

02 August 1918

THACKRAY – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private J. Thackray, 1/7th West Yorks., killed in action July 28th, 1917.

From his loving Wife and Children, Cragg Row, Salterforth.

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31 August 1917

THACKRAY – Killed in action. Pte. J. Thackray, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, husband of Mrs. Thackray, of Cragg Row, Salterforth. Aged 36.

31 August 1917

SALTERFORTH SOLDIER KILLED

Mrs. Thackray, Crag Row, Salterforth, has received official notice of the death of her husband, Pte. J. Thackray, West Yorkshire Regiment, who was killed in action in France on the 28th ult. He was 36years of age, and leaves two children. Pte. Thackray had been out at the front 8 months. Before joining up he worked for Mr. A. Marsden, farmer and coal dealer, and was formerly employed by the Salterforth Stone and Brick Company. His parents reside at Pateley Bridge. In a letter of sympathy to the bereaved wife, Lieut. Parker writes:– “Your husband was with me for quite a time, and a better soldier or a more cheerful man I never wish to meet. He was always a model for the younger men in the platoon and carried himself most excellently under a severe bombardment we had last time in the trenches, when a shell landed in the fire-bay in which he was standing. He was killed instantly and did not suffer any pain.”

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