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Forename(s): John Thomas
Place of Birth: Embsay, Yorkshire
Service No: 24062
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 82 to 85.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
John Thomas Metcalfe was the son of Thomas and Sarah Metcalfe, née Taylor and half-brother of Private Joseph Metcalfe (14896) (q.v.) John's father was born at Embsay, Yorkshire and his mother at Manchester, Lancashire. John was the brother-in-law of Corporal Thomas Upton (15886) (q.v.).
1881 Embsay, Yorkshire Census: Centenary Place - John T. Metcalfe, aged 7 months, born Embsay, son of Thomas and Sarah Metcalfe.
1891 Embsay, Yorkshire Census: The Fold - John T. Metcalfe, aged 10 years, born Embsay, son of Sarah Metcalfe, servant (married). [Sarah and her children were living with Aaron Thompson.]
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 22, Low Spring Gardens - John Thomas Thompson, aged 20 years, born Embsay, Yorkshire, son of Aaron and Sarah Thompson.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: School Yard, Otley Street - John Thomas Metcalfe, aged 30 years, born Embsay, Yorkshire, son of Sarah Metcalfe (married).
John was married to Sarah Ellen Beck in 1912.
The British Army Service Record for John Thomas Metcalfe exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John T. Metcalfe, 24062, W. Rid. R. K. in A. 9.10.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Thomas Metcalfe, 24062, 8 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 9.10.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Thomas Metcalfe, 24062, 8 W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 9.10.17. France or Belgm. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and Sole Legatee - Sarah E. £17 8s. 9d. + £1 5s. 9d. being the share due from the estate of decd's Brother - Joseph.
A short biography of John is included in: ‘Though lost to sight to memory ever dear - Embsay-with-Eastby First World War Roll of Honour’ by Jane Lunnon, David Turner, Chris Lunnon (2018).
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:
METCALFE, John T., aged 37, West Riding Regiment, 8, Russell Street, Skipton, killed in action Oct. 9, 1917.
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Private John Thomas METCALFE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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