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Place of Birth: Keasden, Yorkshire
Service No: 14317
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1915-08-23
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 118 to 120.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CLAPHAM, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KEASDEN, YORKSHIRE
Richard Wallbank (probably born at Ing Close, Keasden) was the son of John and Nancy Wallbank, née Ellershaw. John was born at Birk Knott, Keasden and Nancy at Ingleton, Yorkshire. Richard was the cousin of Private Edward Ellershaw (1799) (q.v.). Richard was also related to Private Joseph Ronald Lord (19672) (q.v.).
1901 Clapham, Yorkshire Census: Ing Close - Richard Wallbank, aged 6 years, born Clapham, son of John and Nancy Wallbank.
1911 Cracoe, Yorkshire Census: Richard Walbank [sic], aged 16 years, born Keasden, Yorkshire. [Richard was employed by Richard Procter, Farmer.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Richard Wallbank, 14317, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (2B) Balkans. Date of entry therein: 7.7.15. Died 23.8.15.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Richard Wallbank, 14317, 8 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 23.8.15.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Richard Wallbank, 14317,8th Bn W. Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 23.8.15. H.S. 'Neuralia'. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Nancy. £8 2s. 3d.
Richard was buried at sea.
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:
WALLBANK, Richard, D. of W. Regt., son of Mrs. Wallbank of Clapham, died of wounds Sept. 23, 1915.
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Private Richard WALLBANK
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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