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Forename(s): John Thomas
Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 2959
Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
John Thomas Heywood (baptized Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, 8 March 1896) was the son of Richard and Dorothy Heywood, née Parker. Richard was born at Burnley and Dorothy at Preston, Lancashire.
1901 Brierfield, Lancashire Census: 13, Timber Street - John T. Heywood, aged 5 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Richard and Dorothy Heywood.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 5, School Lane - John Thomas Heywood, aged 15 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Richard and Dorothy Heywood.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John T. Heywood, 2959, 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 25 January 1915. Killed in Action: 10 [sic] October 1916.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HEYWOOD, John Thomas, aged 20, Lancs. Fus., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heywood, Greenwood Villas, [Earby], killed in action 1916.
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Private John Thomas HEYWOOD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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