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Forename(s): Richard James
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 54421
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers
Battalion / Unit: 28th Fortress Coy
Date of Death: 1919-01-30
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. XX. 5.
CWGC Cemetery: PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Richard James Ebdell was the son of Edmund Atkinson and Anne Ebdell, née Peel. Edmund was born at Ripon and Anne at Newsholme near Gisburn, Yorkshire.
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 25, Gargrave Road - Richard J. Ebdell, aged 4 years, born Skipton, son of Edmund A. and Ann Ebdell.
1901 Doncaster, Yorkshire Census: 1, Glyn Avenue - Richard J. Ebdell, aged 14 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Edmund A. and Anne Ebdell.
Richard was married to Mary Ellen Cornelius in 1909.
1911 Doncaster, Yorkshire Census: 13, Queen's Road - Richard James Ebdell, aged 24 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, husband of Mary Ellen Ebdell.
The British Army Service Record for Richard James Ebdell exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl Richard J. Ebdell, 54421, Royal Engineers. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 15 September 1915.
A short biography of Richard is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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