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Place of Birth: Thoralby, Yorkshire
Service No: 20349
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-14
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: AYSGARTH, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: THORALBY, YORKSHIRE
Matthew Heseltine was the son of Matthew and Margaret Heseltine, née Dinsdale. Matthew, senior, was born at Newbiggin and Margaret at Low Row, Yorkshire. Matthew, junior, was the cousin of Private Matthew Heseltine (20348) (q.v.).
1901 Thoralby, Yorkshire Census: Swinea [sic] Cote - Matthew Heseltine, aged 7 years, born Thoralby, son of Matthew and Margaret Heseltine.
1911 Thoralby, Yorkshire Census: Swina Cote - Matthew Heseltine, aged 17 years, born Swina Cote, Yorkshire, son of Matthew and Margaret Heseltine.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Matthew Heseltine, 20349, Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 2B [Balkans]. Date of entry therein: 28 September 1915.
A short biography of Matthew is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
Photograph courtesy of Keith Taylor.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Matthew HESELTINE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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