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Richard James EBDELL

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Surname: EBDELL

Forename(s): Richard James

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 54421

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers

Battalion / Unit: 28th Fortress Coy

Division: ---

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1919-01-30

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. XX. 5.


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Non-CWGC Burial: ---


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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).

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

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Surname: EBDELL

Forename(s): R J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 54421

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Unit: 28th Fortress Coy.



Died Date: 30/01/1919

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


EBDELL Richard James of 13 Queen’s-road Doncaster a corporal in the Royal Engineers died 30 January 1919 at Malta Administration Wakefield 2 September to Mary Ellen Ebdell widow. Effects £179 0s. 7d.

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Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

CWGC Headstone

Courtesy of Denis Otter

Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

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Courtesy of Denis Otter

St Peter’s Churchyard, East Marton

St Peter’s Churchyard, East Marton

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St Peter’s Churchyard, East Marton

St Peter’s Churchyard, East Marton

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

07 February 1919

EBDELL – At Malta, Richard James Ebdell, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Ebdell, of Grasmere, Grassington, near Skipton, “who went away to rest,” January 29th, 1919, aged 33 years.


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