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Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire
Service No: 3614
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1915-07-18
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. D. 15.
CWGC Cemetery: ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
William Lister (born 18 April 1888) was the son of Richard and Betsy Ann Lister, née Catlow. Both parents were born at Blackburn, Lancashire.
1891 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 10, Oxford Street - William Lister, aged 2 years, born Blackburn, son of Richard and Betsy A. Lister.
1901 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 63, Alker Street - William Lister, aged 12 years, born Blackburn, son of Richard and Betsy Ann Lister.
William was married to Mary Elizabeth Parker in 1910 and was the brother-in-law of Private John Robert Parker (26604) (q.v.).
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 7, King Street - William Lister, aged 22 years, born Blackburn, Lancashire, husband of Mary Elizabeth Lister. [William's parents were living at 1, King Street.]
The British Army Service Record for William Lister exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Wm Lister, 3614, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14 April 1915. Address: Widow - Mrs. M. Hindle, 4, King St. Barnoldswick, near Colne. 18 September 1920.
A short biography of William is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
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’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
LISTER, Wm., King Street, 6th West Riding Regiment, killed in action on July 17, 1915; he was formerly right full-back in the Barnoldswick football team.
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Private William LISTER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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