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Lapadge MONKS

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Surname: MONKS

Forename(s): Lapadge

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 826580

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'D' Battery 298th Brigade

Division: ---

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1917-09-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XI. G. 11.

CWGC Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Lapadge Monks was the son of George and Ann Monks, née Waterworth. George was born at either Belmont or Edgworth, Lancashire and Ann at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.

1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 5, Colne Road - Lapedge Monks, aged 1 year, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of George and Ann Monks.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 25, Ivy Terrace - Lapedge Monks, aged 21 years, born Barnoldswick, son of George and Ann Monks.

Lapadge was married to Clarice Kenyon in 1913. Clarice was the sister of Private Edwin Kenyon (18005) (q.v.).

The British Army Service Record for Lapadge Monks exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Lapadge Monks, 826580, R.F.A. (T.F.).

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Gnr Lapadge Monks, 826580, R.F.A. T. Killed in Action 25.9.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Gunner Lapadge Monks, 826580, D/298 Bde R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 25.9.17 in action France or Belgm. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Clarice. £11 4s.7d. Self and child.

A short biography of Lapadge is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

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:

MONKS, Gunner L., aged 28 years, R.F.A., 42, Willow Bank, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Sept. 25, 1917.

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Gunner Lapadge MONKS

Gunner Lapadge MONKS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

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

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Surname: MONKS

Forename(s): Lapadge

Born: Barnoldswick, Colne, Lancs

Residence:

Enlisted: Skipton

Number: 826580

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Battalion: Territorial Force

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/09/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: MONKS

Forename(s): Lapadge

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 826580

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "D" Bty. 298th Bde.

Age: 28

Awards:

Died Date: 25/09/1917

Additional Information: Husband of Clarice Monks, of 54, Willow Bank, Barnoldswick, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THOUGH DEATH DIVIDES STILL MEMORY CLINGS)

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

MONKS Lapadge of 10 Frederick-street Barnoldswick Yorkshire gunner in the Royal Field Artillery died 25 September 1917 in France Administration Wakefield 28 March to Clarice Monks widow. Effects £255.

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05 October 1917

ANOTHER BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER KILLED

The death is reported in France of Gunner Lapedge Monks, R.F.A., who was killed in action on September 25th. He was 28 years of age, and leaves wife and one child living at Willow Bank, Manchester Road.

12 October 1917

MONKS – September 25th 1917 (his birthday) killed in action on the Western Front, Gunner Lapedge Monks, R.F.A., formerly of 42, Willow Bank, Barnoldswick, aged 28 years.

12 October 1917

BARNOLDSWICK – KILLED ON HIS BIRTHDAY

This is a portrait of Gunner Lapedge Monks, R.F.A., who, as briefly reported in last week’s issue, was killed on the Western Front on September 25th – his birthday. He was 28 years of age, married and leaves a wife and one child living at 42, Willow Bank, Barnoldswick. He went out to France in March last. Before enlisting he was a weaver employed by Messrs. J. Nutter & Sons, Bankfield Shed, and was connected with the Independent Methodist Church and Sunday School. From letters received by Mrs. Monks it appears that her husband was killed while serving his gun. Major Allbury’s tribute runs:– “He was a good soldier; always ready to answer duty’s call, and it must be some consolation for you to know he gave his life for his country. I feel his loss very much.”

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05 October 1917

BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER KILLED

The death is reported from France that Gunner Lapedge Monks, R.F.A., who was killed in action on September 25th. He was 28 years of age and leaves a wife and one child living at Willow Bank, Manchester Road.

12 October 1917

MONKS – Killed in action, Sept. 25th, Gunner Lapedge Monks, of the Royal Field Artillery, husband of Mrs. Monks, of 42, Willow Bank, Barnoldswick, aged 28.

12 October 1917

BARNOLDSWICK

KILLED ON HIS BIRTHDAY

The above is the portrait of Gunner Lapedge Monks, R.F.A., who as briefly recorded in last week’s issue was killed on the western front on September 25th – his birthday. He was 28 years of age, married, and leaves a wife and one child living at 42, Willow Bank, Barnoldswick. He went out to France in March last. Before enlisting he was a weaver employed by Messrs. J. Nutter and Sons, Bankfield Shed, and was connected with the Independent Methodist Church and Sunday school. From letters receive by Mrs. Monks it appears that her husband was killed while serving his gun. Major Allbury’s tribute runs:– “He was a good soldier, always ready to answer duty’s call, and it must be some consolation for you to know he gave his life for his country. I feel his loss very much.”

27 September 1918

MONKS – In loving memory of my dear husband, Gunner Lapedge Monks, who was killed in action Sept. 25th, 1917.

One year has passed away,
Remembrance brings back all –
War’s bitter cost, the dear life lost –
But memory lives through all.

– From his loving Wife and Child. 54, Willow Bank, Barnoldswick.

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