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Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 10845
Regiment / Corps / Service: East Lancashire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1914-08-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Richard Halstead was the son of Thomas and Bridget Halstead, née Courtney and brother of Driver Robinson Lancaster Halstead (T/294466) (q.v.). A third brother, Private Tom Halstead, 3057, 1/5th Bn East Lancashire Regiment, was killed in action on the 1 September 1915. Their father was born at Haslingden, Lancashire and mother at Dublin, Ireland.
1911 Rawtenstall, Lancashire Census: 5, Bank Row, Goodshaw Fold - Richard Halstead, aged 20 years, born W-----, Yorkshire, son of Bridget Halstead (married).
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Richard Halstead, 10845, 1st East Lancashire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ) [France]. Date of entry therein: 22 August 1914.
In the 'Burnley Express' (14 November 1914), an article headed: EAST LANCASHIRE LOSSES - ANOTHER HEAVY LIST, Pte. R. Halstead (10845) is listed under those wounded.
The three brothers are named and commemorated on the following: Municipal War Memorial (Rawtenstall); St James the Less RC War Memorial (Rawtenstall); Municipal War Memorial (Haslingden) and St Mary’s RC War Memorial (Haslingden).
Photograph: 'Rossendale Free Press' (30 October 1915). Kindly supplied by Ian Cameron.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Richard HALSTEAD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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