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William Balme NAYLOR

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Surname: NAYLOR

Forename(s): William Balme

Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1916-09-16

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. G. 3.

CWGC Cemetery: BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE WOOD

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

William Balme Naylor (born 2 September 1897) was the son of William Beecroft and Edith Naylor, née Shackleton. Both parents were born at Keighley, Yorkshire.

1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 2, Laurel Grove - William B. Naylor, aged 3 years, born Keighley, son of William B. and Edith Naylor.

1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: Laurel Grove - William Balme Naylor, aged 13 years, born Keighley, son of William Beecroft and Edith Naylor.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: 2/Lieut William Balme Naylor, 1/6th West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 8 December 1915. Correspondence: (Father) W.B. Naylor Esq, Oaklands, Keighley, Yorks.

William is commemorated on the Keighley Golf Club Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: NAYLOR

Forename(s): William Balme

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Rank: 2/Lt

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 6th Battalion (Territorial)

Decorations:

Died Date: 16/09/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:

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Surname: NAYLOR

Forename(s): William Balme

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age: 19

Awards:

Died Date: 16/09/1916

Additional Information: Son of William Beecroft Naylor and Edith Naylor, of Oaklands, Keighley. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THE DEARLY LOVED AND ONLY SON OF W.B. AND EDITH NAYLOR OF KEIGHLEY

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Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood

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Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood

Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood

CWGC Headstone - personal inscription

Keighley Golf Club Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919

Keighley Golf Club Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919

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22 September 1916

NAYLOR – September 16th, mortally wounded, aged 19 (September 2nd), Second-Lieutenant William Balme Naylor, West Riding Regiment, only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Naylor, Worthville, Keighley.

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    One Response to William Balme NAYLOR

    1. Warren Osborne September 14, 2016 at 10:01 am #

      From the War Diary, 16th Sept. 2 Lieut W B Naylor was killed by shrapnel, in Leipzig Salient whilst acting as Bde Bomb Officer. Killed by Shrapnel wound in head.

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