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Thomas Edward HARESNAPE

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Forename(s): Thomas Edward

Place of Birth: Sedbergh, Yorkshire

Service No: 172339

Rank: Pioneer

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers

Battalion / Unit: 20th Coy

Division: division unknown

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1919-07-10

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 2. B. 2.


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Thomas Edward Haresnape was the son of John Richard and Elizabeth Haresnape, née Bayliff. John was born at Sedbergh, Yorkshire and Elizabeth at Firbank, Westmorland.

1891 Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: Mortar Pits Cottages, Soolbank - Thos Edwd Haresnape, aged 10 years, born Sedbergh, son of John Richard and [stepson of] Agnes Haresnape. [John had married Agnes Dent in 1888.]

1901 Huddersfield, Yorkshire Census: 159, Bradford Road, Fartown - Thomas Haresnape, aged 20 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire. Post Office Clerk. [Thomas was boarding with Jane Goodall, widow.]

Thomas was married to Minnie Leech in 1904.

1911 Huddersfield, Yorkshire Census: 21, Cliffe End Road, Longwood - Thomas Edward Haresnape, aged 30 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire. Husband of Minnie Haresnape.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pioneer Thomas E. Haresnape, 172339, Royal Engineers.

Thomas is commemorated in the Memorial Books of the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance; on Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield G.P.O. War Memorial and in 'Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922' by J. Margaret Stansfield (2014).

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

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Forename(s): T E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 172339

Rank: Pioneer

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Unit: 20th Coy.



Died Date: 10/07/1919

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (20 December 1919)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)


A service was held in the Sedbergh Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday evening on the occasion of the unveiling of a tablet in the chapel to the memory of the men of the Sedbergh Wesleyan circuit who made the great sacrifice during the war. The tablet was unveiled by the superintendent minister, Rev. C.H. Stanley, in the presence of a crowded congregation, and he preached a sermon appropriate to the occasion. Suitable hymns were sung, and the choir sang the chorus, ‘No shadows yonder,’ from Gaul’s ‘Holy City.’ Mrs. Stanley sang ‘These are they which came out of great tribulation,’ a solo from the same work. The Dead March in ‘Saul’ was played by Mr. H.C. Trotter. The tablet is of white marble, and bears the following inscription:–‘Roll of heroes in the great war, 1914-1919. Sedbergh Wesleyan circuit. To the glory of God and in grateful memory of William E. Armer, 7th Border Regt.; Fred Bushby, Royal Engineers; Stephen E. Handley, 2nd South Staffs.; Thomas E. Haresnape, Royal Engineers; William Mason, 13th Batt. King’s Own Yorkshires; George Middleton, 4th Australian Pioneers; John Nelson, Royal Scots; Walter Sanderson, Duke of Wellington’s; Robert E. Seddon, 11th Border Regt.; John Winn, 16th Lancashire Fusiliers. Who have given their lives for their country. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


HARESNAPE Thomas Edward of 10 Sprinkfield-road Birkby Hudderfield a pioneer in the Royal Engineers died 10 July 1919 at Rawal Pindi India Probate Wakefield 14 June to Minnie Haresnape widow. Effects £487 8s. 8d.




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