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Forename(s): Wilfred Henry
Place of Birth: Haworth, Yorkshire
Service No: 72166
Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: division unknown
Date of Death: 1920-01-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: BARNOLDSWICK (ST. MARY-LE-GHYLL) CHURCHYARD
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Wilfred Henry Heap (born 5 June 1897) was the son of Harry and Emma Heap, née Longley. Harry was born at Haworth and Emma at Whitwood, Yorkshire.
1901 Haworth, Yorkshire Census: 1, Lot Street - Wilfred H. Heap, aged 3 years, born Haworth, son of Harry and Emma Heap.
1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 21, Sladen Street - Wilfred Henry Heap, aged 13 years, born Haworth Parish, Yorkshire, son of Harry and Emma Heap.
Wilfred was married to Annie Widdup in 1918. Annie was the adopted daughter of Robert Wilcock.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Wilfred H. Heap, 12104, R. Highrs.; 72166, M.G.C. [The card states that Wilfred's medals were undisposed as of 6.3.23.]
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Wilfred Henry Heap, 12104, R. Highrs.; 72166, M.G.C.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte Wilfred H. Heap, 72166, M.G.C. Date and cause of death: 9.1.20. Widow: Anne. Address: 16, Stuart Street, Barnoldswick. Pension: Refused. If refused reason: Disease contracted after discharge. 14.3.21.
A short biography of Wilfred 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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Wilfred Henry HEAP
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
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