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Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire
Service No: R/15289
Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Battalion / Unit: 13th (Service) Battalion
Division: 37th Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 7.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BASHALL EAVES, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SETTLE, YORKSHIRE
Richard Monk was the son of Elizabeth Monk, also known as Elizabeth Cockerill (born at Settle, c. 1862), the daughter of John and Elizabeth Monk. Richard was the cousin of L/Corporal Thomas Monk (1967) (q.v.).
1901 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Albert Hill - Richard M. Cockerill, aged 3 years, born Settle, son of Elizabeth Cockerill (married).
1911 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Well Hill - Richard Monk Cockerill, aged 13 years, born Settle, son of Elizabeth Cockerill, widow. [Elizabeth and Richard were living with William Sanderson.]
The British Army Service Record for Richard Monk exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Richard Monk, R/15289, K. R. Rif. C.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Richard Monk, R/15289, 13th Bn K. R. Rif. C.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Richard Monk, R.15289, 13th (S) Bn K.R.R.C. Date and Place of Death: 11.4.17. In Action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Elizabeth. £9 18s. 4d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Richard.
In the 'Clitheroe Advertiser' (10 September 1915) a list of recruits include: R. Monk, Bashall Eaves, K.R.R.[C.].
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
MONK, Richard, aged 19, K.R.R., Albert Hill, [Settle], killed in action April 11, 1917.
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Rifleman Richard MONK
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 37th Division
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