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Walter MIDGLEY

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Surname: MIDGLEY

Forename(s): Walter

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 129787

Rank: Driver

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Battery 173rd Brigade

Division: 36th (Ulster) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-03-21

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 7 to 10.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Walter Midgley was the son of Francis James Tipping and Lydia Midgley, née Wills. Francis was born at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire and Lydia at Kea near Truro, Cornwall.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 15, Smith Street - Walter Midgley, aged 5 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Tipping and Lydia Midgley.

1911 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: Industrial School for Boys, Moortown Lane, Shadwell - Walter Midgley, aged 14 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr Walter Midgley, 129787, R.F.A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Dvr Walter Midgley, 129787, R.F.A. Dead 21.3.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Dvr Walter Midgley, 129787, A/173 Bde. R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 21.3.18 in action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Francis J.T. £20 4s. 4d.

A short biography of Walter is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

MIDGLEY, Driver Walter, aged 20 years, R.F.A., son of Mr. F.J.T. Midgley, Gillians, [Barnoldswick], killed in action March 21, 1918.

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Driver Walter MIDGLEY

Driver Walter MIDGLEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 36th (Ulster) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 36th (Ulster) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MIDGLEY

Forename(s): Walter

Born:

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Enlisted: Newcastle-on-Tyne

Number: 129787

Rank: Dvr

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 21/03/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MIDGLEY

Forename(s): Walter

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 129787

Rank: Driver

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "A" Bty. 173rd Bde.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 21/03/1918

Additional Information:

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17 May 1918

Driver W. Midgley, Barnoldswick

Driver Walter Midgley, R.F.A., killed in action on March 21st, was 20 years of age, and the son of Mr. F. J. T. Midgley, Gillians, Barnoldswick. He had been on active service in France nearly two years and formerly worked for Mr. Harry Green, coal merchant.

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17 May 1918

MIDGLEY – Killed in action March 21st, Driver Walter Midgley, R.F.A., son of Mr. F.J.T. Midgley, Gillians, Barnoldswick, aged 20.

17 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Driver W. Midgley, Barnoldswick

Driver Walter Midgley, R.F.A., killed in action on March 21st, was 20 years of age and the son of Mr. F.J.T. Midgley, Gillians, Barnoldswick. He had been on active service in France nearly two years, and formerly worked for Mr. Harry Green, Coal Merchant.

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