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Sylvester LAYFIELD

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Surname: LAYFIELD

Forename(s): Sylvester

Place of Birth: Bewerley, Yorkshire

Service No: 34329

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion

Division: 35th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-12-17

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: V. E. 79.

CWGC Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

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Sylvester Layfield was the son of Frances Jane Layfield (born Darley, Yorkshire, c. 1863), daughter of George and Mary Layfield, née Craven. Sylvester was the cousin of Private Thomas Hurst (Layfield) (45378) (q.v.).

1891 Stonebeck Down, Yorkshire Census: Spring House - Silvester Layfield, aged 8, born Bewerley, Yorkshire. [Sylvester and his sister, Lydia, were living with their grandmother, Mary Layfield.]

1901 Stonebeck Down, Yorkshire Census: Spring House - Silvester Layfield, aged 18, born Bewerley, Yorkshire. [Sylvester and his sister, Lydia, were living with their grandmother Mary Layfield. In 1911 Lydia was living at Earby, Yorkshire.]

1911 Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Census: Lower Baitings House, Alcomden - Silvester Layfield, aged 29 years, born Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, widower. [Sylvester and his mother were employed by John Redman, Farmer.]

The British Army Service Record for Sylvester Layfield exists but may be incomplete. [When Sylvester joined the army he was living at 8, Victoria Road, Barnoldswick. He died at No.4 Stationary Hospital, St. Omer, of broncho pneumonia.]

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Sylvester Layfield, 34329, 2/6 N. Staff. R.; 4/N. Staff. R.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Sylvester Layfield, 34329, 4th Bn N. Staffs. Date and Place of Death: 17.12.18. Illness France. To whom Authorised: Mother - Francis [sic] J. Amount Authorised: £24 10s. 10d.

See also:
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 35th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 35th Division

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Surname: LAYFIELD

Forename(s): S

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 34329

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Unit: 4th Bn.

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Died Date: 17/12/1918

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Lily Jackson (1887 - 1908)

Lily Jackson (1887 - 1908)

Lily Jackson (1887 - 1908), the mother of Sylvester Layfield’s daughter, Annie Elizabeth

Courtesy of Tracey Spence

Annie Elizabeth Layfield (1907 - 1909)

Annie Elizabeth Layfield (1907 - 1909)

Annie Elizabeth Layfield (1907 - 1909), the daughter of Lily Jackson and Sylvester Layfield. Annie was baptised at Dallowgill, Yorkshire, 11 August 1907

Courtesy of Tracey Spence

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