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Joseph METCALFE (2)

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Surname: METCALFE

Forename(s): Joseph

Place of Birth: New Houses, near Middlesmoor, Yorkshire

Service No: 148903

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: Details, 49th Division

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1917-02-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: E. 2.

CWGC Cemetery: ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BURNSALL, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: MIDDLESMOOR, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Joseph Metcalfe was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Metcalfe, née Ingleby. Joseph, senior, was born at Studfold, Stean and Elizabeth at Dallowgill, Yorkshire.

1901 Carlton, Coverdale, Yorkshire: Carlton Town - Joseph Metcalf, aged 9 years, born New House, Yorkshire, son of Elizabeth Metcalf (married). [Elizabeth's husband, Joseph, was boarding at Middlesmoor, Yorkshire.]

1911 West Scrafton, Yorkshire Census: Joseph Metcalfe, aged 19 years, born New Houses, Nidderdale, Yorkshire. [Joseph was employed by Thomas Horner, Farmer. In 1911 Joseph's parents and his sister, Elizabeth, were living at Lofthouse, Yorkshire.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Joseph Metcalfe, 148903, R.F.A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Gnr Joseph Metcalfe, 148903, R.F.A. Dead 27.2.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Gnr Joseph Metcalfe, 148903, R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 27.2.17. No.12 St[ationary]. Hos., St. Pol. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Joseph. £5 10s. 8d.

A short biography of Joseph 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 entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Gunner Joseph METCALFE

Gunner Joseph METCALFE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: METCALFE

Forename(s): Joseph

Born: Nidderdale, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 148903

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/02/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: METCALFE

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 148903

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: Details, 49th Div.

Age: 27

Awards:

Died Date: 27/02/1917

Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Metcalfe, of Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate.

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

22 February 1918

METCALFE – In ever loving memory of our dear and only son, Gunner Joseph Metcalfe, R.F.A., who died at 12 Stationary Hospital, France, on February 27th, 1917, aged 25 years.

God’s will be done, we faintly cry,
Our longing hearts may break;
We deemed him ours, but he was Thine,
And He who gives may take.

Sadly missed by his loving Father and Mother, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge.

METCALFE – In loving memory of Gunner Joseph Metcalfe, R.F.A., who died in France on February 27th, 1917, aged 25 years.

He has gone, and to us he will never return,
To his voice we shall listen no more;
But the love that we bore him will dwell in each breast
Till we meet him again in the realm of the blest.

From his sorrowing Sisters and Lizzie.

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