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Forename(s): William Heseltine
Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment / Corps / Service: Mercantile Marine
Battalion / Unit: ---
Date of Death: 1918-07-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: COWGILL, YORKSHIRE
William Heseltine Greenbank was the son of James and Margaret Greenbank, née Heseltine. James was born at Dent and Margaret at Thoralby, Yorkshire.
1891 Cowgill Parish, Yorkshire Census: Lea Yet - William Greenbank, aged 5 years, born Dent, Yorkshire son of James and Margaret Greenbank.
William served on the 'Kamona' (owned by the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand) and accidentally drowned whilst in harbour in New Zealand.
A short biography of William is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).
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:
GREENBANK, William Heseltine, [Dent], son of Mr. Jas. Greenbank, drowned July 2, 1918.
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Ordinary Seaman William Heseltine GREENBANK
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Mercantile Marine
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