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Place of Birth: Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire
Service No: 18/39
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 11th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-07
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. J. 1.
CWGC Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Sylvester Petty was the son of William and Jane Petty, née Waite. William was born at Sutton-in-Craven and Jane at Eastburn, Yorkshire.
1891 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: Victoria Street - Sylvester Petty, aged 5 years, born Sutton, son of William and Jane Petty.
1901 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 20, Victoria Street - Sylvester Petty, aged 15 years, born Sutton, son of William and Jane Petty.
1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 170, Spencer Street - Sylvester Petty, aged 25 years, born Sutton, Yorkshire. [Sylvester was living with his sister, Edith Ann Petty.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Sylvester Petty, 18/39, West Yorkshire Regiment.
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:
PETTY, Sylvester, aged 31, Bradford ‘Pals’, formerly of Sutton, killed in action in France.
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Private Sylvester PETTY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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