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Thomas Alexander DINSDALE

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Forename(s): Thomas Alexander

Place of Birth: Hunslet, Yorkshire

Service No: 11484

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1918-07-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXIX. A. 19.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Alexander Dinsdale was the son of William and Alice Dinsdale, née Steinbeck. William was born at Hunslet and Alice at Hull, Yorkshire.

1901 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 5, Askern Place - Tom Dinsdale, aged 9 years, born Leeds, son of William and Alice Dinsdale.

1911 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 8, Leasowe Street, Balm Road - Thomas Dinsdale, aged 19 years, born Leeds, Yorkshire, son of Alice Dinsdale, widow.

Thomas was married to Janet Fairbank in 1914.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: A/Cpl Alexander Dinsdale, 11484, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Theatre of War (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 18 May 1915. Missing.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: A/Cpl Alexander Dinsdale, 11484, 6th Yorks L.I.; 12th Yorks L.I.; 1/4th Yorks L.I. Pres. Dead 29.7.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Alexander Dinsdale, 11484, 1/4 K.O.Y.L.I. Date and Place of Death: 29.7.18. Death presumed. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Janet. £27 6s. 1d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Alexander. Name(s) on card(s): Wife: Janet, born 4.4.90. Address 1. 44, Otley Street, Skipton, Yorks. Address 2. 6, Queens Street, Skipton, Yorks. Children: Dorritt Dinsdale, born 24.3.15.

In 1921 Janet and her daughter were living at 16, Rectory Lane, Skipton. Janet died in 1939. Dorritt married Bertie Wilkin in 1933; she died in 1980.

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

DINSDALE, Thomas Alexander, 1918. [Additional]


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Forename(s): Alexander

Born: Hunslet, Leeds


Enlisted: Leeds

Number: 11484

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion: 1/4th Battalion


Died Date: 29/07/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Forename(s): Thomas Alexander

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 11484

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Unit: 1st/4th Bn.

Age: 28


Died Date: 29/07/1918

Additional Information: Son of Alice Dinsdale; husband of Janet Dinsdale, of 16, Rectory Lane, Skipton.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995


DINSDALE Janet of 8 Carleton-street Skipton Yorkshire widow died 13 January 1939 Probate London 27 January to Dorrit Wilkin (wife of Bertie Wilkin). Effects £277 0s. 11d.


WILKIN, Dorrit of 22, Dawson St Skipton North Yorks died 23 July 1980 Probate Leeds 21 October £3071.




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