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Forename(s): John William
Place of Birth: Hebden, Yorkshire
Service No: 235314
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1918-09-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 12 (Addenda)
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE
John William Wellock was the son of Jenkinson and Ellen Wellock, née Moore. Jenkinson was born at Hebden and Ellen at Holes Beck, Hartlington, Yorkshire.
1901 Hebden, Yorkshire Census: High Garnshaw - John W. Wellock, aged 4 years, born Hebden, son of Jenkinson and Ellen Wellock.
1911 Glusburn, Yorkshire Census: Croft Street - John William Wellock, aged 14 years, born Linton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, son of Ellen Wellock (married).
In the 1911 Census, John’s father was boarding at 2, Hardwick Street, Keighley with Adeline Linton (a widow) and her children. Ellen died in 1917 and he married Sarah Adeline Hayward (this was her maiden surname) in 1919.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John W. Wellock, 235314, W. Rid. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John William Wellock, 235314, 9th W. Rid. R. K. in A. 8.9.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John William Wellock, 235314, 9th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 8.9.18. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Brother - Robert £9 6s. 7d. Brother - Jenkinson £5 6s. 7d. Sister - Mary £3 6s. 6d. Sister - Ellen £3 6s.6d.
A short biography of John is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered – Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
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: ---
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Private John William WELLOCK
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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