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Forename(s): John William
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: R/32193
Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Battalion / Unit: 12th (Service) Battalion
Division: 20th (Light) Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-15
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
John William Moorby was the son of Welbury and Edith Elizabeth Moorby, née Duckworth and brother of Nurse Hilda Moorby (q.v.). Both of their parents were born at Skipton, Yorkshire.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 27, George Street - John W. Moorby, aged 3 years, born Skipton, son of Welbury and Edith E. Moorby.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 27, George Street - John William Moorby, aged 13 years, born Skipton, son of Welbury and Edith Elizabeth Moorby.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John W. Moorby, R/32193, K. R. Rif. C.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John W. Moorby, R32193, 17th [sic] Bn K. R. Rif. C.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John William Moorby, R/32193, 12th Bn K.R.R.C. Date and Place of Death: On or since 15.2.17. Death Presm'd. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Welbury. £4 15s. 9d.
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:
MOORBY, Rifleman John Wm., aged 19, K.R.R., son of Mrs. Moorby, 27, George Street, Skipton, killed Feb. 15, 1917.
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Rifleman John William MOORBY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 20th (Light) Division
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