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William HEMSLEY

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Surname: HEMSLEY

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Thoralby, Yorkshire

Service No: 20542

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 21st Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-10-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 52 to 54.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: AYSGARTH, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Hemsley was the son of John and Alice Hemsley, née Nevison. John was born at Thoralby, Yorkshire and Alice at New Shildon, Co. Durham.

1901 Thoralby, Yorkshire Census: William Hemsley, aged 4 years, born Thoralby, son of John and Alice Hemsley.

1911 Aysgarth, Yorkshire Census: William Hemsley, aged 14 years, born Thoralby, Yorkshire, son of Alice Hemsley, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl William Hemsley, 20542, Yorkshire Regiment.

A short biography of William is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Photograph courtesy of Keith Taylor.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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

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Corporal William HEMSLEY

Corporal William HEMSLEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HEMSLEY

Forename(s): William

Born: Aysgarth, Yorks

Residence: Aysgarth

Enlisted: Leyburn

Number: 20542

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 04/10/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HEMSLEY

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 20542

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 04/10/1917

Additional Information:

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Corporal William Hemsley

Corporal William Hemsley

Courtesy of Keith Taylor

St Andrew's Churchyard, Aysgarth

St Andrew's Churchyard, Aysgarth

Family gravestone

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