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Walter STRICKLAND

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Surname: STRICKLAND

Forename(s): Walter

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 165706

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps

Battalion / Unit: 520th (H.S.) Employment Coy

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Age: 36

Date of Death: 1919-07-01

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Non-CWGC Burial: BARNOLDSWICK (ST. MARY-LE-GHYLL) CHURCHYARD

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

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Walter Strickland (born 8 January 1883) was the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Strickland, née Dickinson. Alfred was born at Barnoldswick and Elizabeth at Wigglesworth, Yorkshire. Walter was the brother-in-law of Driver James Halstead (T/293646) (q.v.).

1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 5, Railway Street - Walter Strickland, aged 8 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Alfred and Elizabeth Strickland.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 50, Mosley Street - Walter Strickland, age 18 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Alfred and Elizabeth Strickland.

Walter was married to Eleanor Smith in 1906.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 10, Powell Street - Walter Strickland, aged 28 years, born Barnoldswick, husband of Eleanor Strickland.

The British Army Service Record for Walter Strickland exists but may be incomplete.

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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Private Walter STRICKLAND

Private Walter STRICKLAND

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

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

1919

STRICKLAND Walter of 50 Mosley-street Barnoldswick Yorkshire died 1 July 1919 Probate London 18 December to John Strickland weaver Nancy Grace Strickland spinster and Bernard Eccleston painter. Effects £215.

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ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

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St Mary-le-Ghyll Churchyard, Barnoldswick

St Mary-le-Ghyll Churchyard, Barnoldswick

Family gravestone

St Mary-le-Ghyll Churchyard, Barnoldswick

St Mary-le-Ghyll Churchyard, Barnoldswick

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11 July 1919

BARNOLDSWICK – DEATH OF FORMER STRETCHER-BEARER

The death took place on July 1st, at Dean Head Sanatorium, near Leeds, of Private Walter Strickland, R.A.M.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Strickland, 50 Mosley Street, Barnoldswick. Deceased enlisted in the 1/6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment as a stretcher-bearer soon after the outbreak of war, but on account of his health was not sent on foreign service. He had served four years when discharged in November last. Private Strickland, who was 36 years of age, was a widower with one child. The funeral took place at Gill Church, Barnoldswick, on Friday last.

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20 November 1914

A RECRUITING SCOOP

A recruiting ‘scoop’ was made by the 6th Battalion West Riding Regiment when they persuaded a number of Barnoldswick men, who were connected with the St. John Ambulance Division, to join the ranks as a Bearer Company. Some of these men were viewed as prospective valuable additions to the complement of the Royal Naval Sick Berth Reserve, but the Army ‘got there’ first. The Bearer Company includes the following local men:– Sergt. P.H. Garnett, and Privates R.W.W. Collyer, J.W. Smith, George Harwood, George Harrison, F. Barker. J.E. Pickup, E. Schofield, W. Strickland, R. Harrison. E. Woodhead, S. Lee, F. Bracewell, J.H. Holden, J. Pickup. J.H. Whitley, and H. Thomas. Other men who have joined the Army this week are R. Metcalfe, W.J. Shuttleworth, and H. Blackburn.

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