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Matthew Henry LUND

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Surname: LUND

Forename(s): Matthew Henry

Place of Birth: Coniston Cold, Yorkshire

Service No: 328004

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/7th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1918-04-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 82 to 85.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: HALTON WEST, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Matthew Henry Lund was the son of Henry and Sarah Ann Lund., née Sedgwick. Both parents were born at Ingleton, Yorkshire; Henry at Beezleys (Farm).

1891 Coniston Cold, Yorkshire Census: Wheelwright House - Mathew [sic] Henry Lund, aged 1 month, born Coniston Cold, son of Henry and Sarah Ann Lund..

1901 Thornton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: Rectory Cottage - Matthew H. Lund, aged 10 years, born Coniston Cold, Yorkshire, son of Henry and Sarah A. Lund.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Matthew H. Lund, 4310, 6750, 328004, W. Rid. R. Deceased.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Matthew Henry Lund, 4310, 1/6th W. Rid. R.; 6750, 1/7th W. Rid. R.; 328004, 1/7th W. Rid. R. Deceased.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Matthew Henry Lund, 328004, 1/7th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 25.4.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father and sole legatee - Henry. £25 9s. 3d.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018). [It is not known if Matthew served with the 1/6th Bn in France and/or Belgium.]

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:

LUND, Signaller M. H., aged 27, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. Henry Lund, [Halton West], killed in action April 25, 1918.

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Private Matthew Henry LUND

Private Matthew Henry LUND

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

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: LUND

Forename(s): Matthew Henry

Born:

Residence: Hellifield, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 328004

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/7th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/04/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LUND

Forename(s): Matthew Henry

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 328004

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/7th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 25/04/1918

Additional Information:

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

17 May 1918

Signaller M. H. Lund, Halton West

Official news was received on Saturday by Mr. Henry Lund, Halton West, that his son, Signaller Matthew Henry Lund, Signal Section, West Riding Regiment, had been killed in action on April 25th. Signaller Lund, who was 27 years of age, joined the Forces in May 1915, and was drafted out to France in June 1916. He was wounded a few weeks after his arrival, and returned to France in December 1916. He was formerly employed as farm servant by Mr. Ayrton, Coniston Cold, Bell Busk.

In a letter to Mr. Lund, Lieutenant H. E. Wood states:– “As signal officer of the battalion I offer you my sincere sympathy in your sad bereavement. No doubt it will be some consolation to you to know that your son was killed instantaneously and suffered no pain. He was one of the most willing signallers, and always ready to do any work entrusted to him.”

31 May 1918

HELLIFIELD – Memorial Service

On Sunday evening, at St. Aidan’s Church, a memorial service was held coupled with names of Corporal Percy Barton, Pioneer Angus Ross, Privates Matthew Lund, Walker Parker and Albert Hailwood. The Vicar (Rev. A. Whyte), in an impressive sermon, made touching references to the lives of the fallen heroes Special hymns were sung, and the organist (Miss D. Wilson) played the Dead March at the close of the service.

25 April 1919

LUND – In loving memory of Private Matthew Henry Lund, 1/7th Duke of Wellington’s (W.R.) Regiment, who was killed in action on the 25th day of April, 1918.

His heart was good, his spirit brave,
His resting place a soldier’s grave:
A loving son and brother kind,
A beautiful memory left behind.

From Father, Robert, and Milly, Halton West, Hellifield.

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17 May 1918

LUND – Killed April 25th, Signaller M.H. Lund, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. Henry Lund, of Halton West, aged 27.

17 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Signaller M.H. Lund Killed

Official news was received on Saturday by Mr. Henry Lund, Halton West, that his son, Signaller Matthew Henry Lund, Signal Section, West Riding Regiment, had been killed in action on April 26th. Signaller Lund, who was 27 years of age, joined the forces in May, 1915, and went out to France in June, 1916. He was wounded a few weeks after his arrival, and returned to France in December, 1916. He was formerly employed as a farm servant by Mr. Airton, Coniston Cold, Bell Busk. In a letter to Mr. Lund, Lieut. H.E. Wood states:– “No doubt it will be some consolation to know that your son was killed instantaneously and suffered no pain. He was one of the most willing signallers and always ready to do any work entrusted to him.”

31 May 1918

HELLIFIELD

MEMORIAL SERVICE – On Sunday evening, at St. Aidan’s Church, a service was held in memory of Corpl. Percy Barton, Pioneer Angus Ross, Privates Matthew Lund, Walker Parker, and Albert Hailwood. The Vicar (Rev. A. J. Whyte), in an impressive sermon, made touching references to the lives of the fallen heroes. Special hymns were sung and the organist (Miss D. Wilson) played the ‘Dead march’ at the close of the service.

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