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Forename(s): William Allan
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: G/17650
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 29th Division
Date of Death: 1918-03-20
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: V. D. 26.
CWGC Cemetery: OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
William Allan Murgatroyd was the son of William and Margaret Elizabeth Murgatroyd, née Baynes. William, senior, was born at Skipton, Yorkshire and Margaret at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire.
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Carleton Street - Allen Murgatroyde, aged 1 year, born Skipton, son of William and Elizabeth Murgatroyde.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Rockvilla - Allan Murgatroyd, aged 11 years, born Skipton, son of William and Margaret E. Murgatroyd.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Rock Villa - William Allan Murgatroyd, aged 21 years, born Skipton, son of William and Margaret Elizabeth Murgatroyd.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: L/Cpl W.A. Murgatroyd, 17650, 2nd Royal Fusiliers, D.C.M.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt William A. Murgatroyd, GS/17650, Royal Fusiliers. Theatre of War first served in: (2B) Balkans. Date of entry therein: 25 August 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt William Allan Murgatroyd, GS/17650, 2/R. Fus. Theatres of war in which served: 2(b) 24.10.15 to 18.1.16. 4(a) [Egypt] 19.1.16 to 21.3.16. 1(a) [France and Belgium] 22.3.16. to 20.3.18.
A short biography of William is included in: ‘A Grammar School at War - The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).
See also: 'Growing up in Old Skipton - The memoirs of Joyce Murgatroyd' edited by Stephanie Carter and Ella Hatfield (2011).
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:
MURGATROYD, Sgt. Wm. Allen, aged 28, Royal Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murgatroyd. Rock Villa, Skipton, killed in action March 20, 1918.
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Sergeant William Allan MURGATROYD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division
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