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Richard Charles MACK

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Surname: MACK

Forename(s): Richard Charles

Place of Birth: Holloway, Middlesex

Service No: 44517

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 12th Battalion

Division: 12th (Eastern) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-09-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: R. II. N. 5.

CWGC Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Richard Charles Mack was the son of Dennis Arthur and Agnes Jane Mack, née Moore. Dennis was born at East Dereham, Norfolk and Agnes at Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk. When Richard was baptized on the 13 February 1898 at St Luke's, West Holloway, Middlesex, the family were living at 13, Williamson Street.

1901 London Census: Hornsey Road - Richard C. Mack, aged 3 years, born Holloway, London, son of Dennis A. and Agnes J. Mack.

1911 London Census: 31, Gerrard Street, Islington - Richard Charles Mack, aged 13 years, born Holloway, London, son of Dennis Arthur and Agnes Jane Mack.

The British Army Service Record for Richard Charles Mack exists but may be incomplete. [Richard served at one time with the 16th Coy Machine Gun Corps.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: A/Cpl Richard C. Mack, 44517, M.G.C.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: A/Cpl Richard Charles Mack, 44517, M.G.C. Died of Wounds 27.9.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: A/Cpl Richard Charles Mack, 44517, 12th Btn M.G.C. Date and Place of Death: 27.9.18. 12th Gen. Hp. Rouen. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Agnes J. £41 13s. 3d.

Early in 1918 Machine Gun Battalions were formed. This was done by bringing 4 Machine Gun Companies together to form a battalion. The battalion then took the number of their Division.

A short biography of Richard 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:

MARK, Richard Charles, M.G.C., 33, Louvain Street,[Barnoldswick], killed in action Sept. 27, 1918.

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Corporal Richard Charles MACK

Corporal Richard Charles MACK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 12th (Eastern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 12th (Eastern) Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MACK

Forename(s): Richard Charles

Born:

Residence:

Enlisted: Clerkenwell

Number: 44517

Rank: Cpl

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Infantry)

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/09/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 3642, London Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MACK

Forename(s): R C

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 44517

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Unit: 16th [sic] Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 27/09/1918

Additional Information:

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11 October 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – CORPORAL MACK’S DEATH OFFICIALLY REPORTED

Corporal Richard Chas. Mack, M.G.C., whose death from wounds in France has been officially reported to have occurred on the 27th ult., was 20 years of age and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mack, 33 Louvain Street, Barnoldswick. He joined the Army in London, where the family resided before coming north, and had served over two years on the Western Front.

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11 October 1918

Barnoldswick Gunner Killed

Corpl. Richard Chas. Mack, M.G.C., whose death from wounds in France, has been officially reported to have occurred on the 27th ult., was 20 years of age, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Mack, 33, Louvain Street, Barnoldswick. He joined the army in London, where the family resided before coming north, and had served over two years on the Western front.

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