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John William CROSSLEY

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Surname: CROSSLEY

Forename(s): John William

Place of Birth: Barrowford, Lancashire

Service No: 35914

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion / Unit: 1/7th Battalion

Division: 52nd (Lowland) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-09-22

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 29.

CWGC Cemetery: SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John William Crossley was the son of John and Sarah Ann Crossley (née -). John, senior, was born at Walsden, Lancashire and Sarah at Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales (as stated in 1881 and 1891 censuses).

1891 Barrowford, Lancashire Census: 12, Hill Top - John W. Crossley, aged 5 years, born Barrowford, son of John and Sarah A. Crossley. [John senior's brother-in-law, William Powell, aged 24 years, born Ludlow, Shropshire was also living with the family.]

1901 Barrowford, Lancashire Census: 12, Back Joseph Street - John W. Crossley, aged 15 years, born Barrowford, son of Ann Crossley, widow. [Ann, aged 51 years, born Shropshire, place not known.]

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 43, Manchester Road - John Crossley, aged 25 years, born Barrowford, Lancashire. [John was boarding with Eva Nicholson, widow.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr John W. Crossley, A3/026964, Army Service Corps, and 35914, Scottish Rifles.

John is commemorated on the Barrowford War Memorial and in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

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:

CROSSLEY, Gunner J. W., aged 39, R.F.A., 25, Wellington Street, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds.

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Private John William CROSSLEY

Private John William CROSSLEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 52nd (Lowland) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 52nd (Lowland) Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CROSSLEY

Forename(s): John William

Born: Barrowford, Lancs

Residence: Barnoldswick

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 35914

Rank: Private

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion: 7th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 22/09/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CROSSLEY

Forename(s): J W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 35914

Rank: Private

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Unit: 1st/7th Bn

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 22/09/1918

Additional Information:

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

18 October 1918

CROSSLEY – In ever loving memory of Private Jack Crossley, who died of wounds in France, September 22nd, 1918. – “Gone but not forgotten.”

There on the field of battle
He nobly took his place;
He fought and died for Britain
And the honour of his race.

From his Sister, 7 Scotland Road, Nelson.

18 October 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – THE WAR'S TOLL

Private J. W. Crossley, R.F.A., who is reported to have died of wounds in a base hospital in France, was 39 years of age and unmarried. He formerly lodged with Mrs. Darbyshire, 25 Wellington Street, Barnoldswick, and was a weaver employed by the Craven Manufacturing Co., Butts Mill. A letter from a nursing sister stated that Private Crossley was admitted to hospital seriously wounded on the 19th September, and that he died three days later and was buried with military honours in the cemetery at Boreiles. He had served nearly four years with the Colours.

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West Yorkshire Pioneer Logo

18 October 1918

CROSSLEY – In ever loving memory of Pte. Jack Crossley, who died of wounds in France Sept. 22nd, 1918.

“Gone, but not forgotten.”

There on the field of battle
He nobly took his place;
He fought and died for Britain
And the honour of his race.

– From his Sister. 7, Scotland Road, Nelson.

18 October 1918

Barnoldswick Fatalities

Pte. J.W. Crossley, R.F.A., who is reported to have died of wounds in a base hospital in France, was 39 years of age and unmarried. He formerly lodged with Mrs. Derbyshire, 25, Wellington Street, Barnoldswick, and was a weaver employed by the Craven Manufacturing Co., Butts Mill. A letter from a nursing sister states that Pte. Crossley was admitted to hospital, seriously wounded, on the 19th September, and that he died three days later, and was buried with military honours in the cemetery at Borelles. He had served nearly four years with the colours.

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