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Forename(s): William Miles
Place of Birth: Chapel-le-Dale, Yorkshire
Service No: 38853
Regiment / Corps / Service: Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2/4th Battalion
Division: 61st (2/South Midland) Division
Date of Death: 1918-03-31
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 56 and 57.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: INGLETON, YORKSHIRE
William Miles Metcalfe (born 9 February 1899) was the son of John and Bessie Jane Metcalfe, née Counsell. John was born at Ingleton, Yorkshire and Bessie at Badgworth, Somerset.
1901 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Weathercote, Chapel-le-Dale - William M. Metcalfe, aged 2 years, born Chapel-le-Dale, son of John and Bessie J. Metcalfe.
1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Weathercote, Chapel-le-Dale - William Miles Metcalfe, aged 12 years, born Chapel-le-Dale, son of John and Bessie Jane Metcalfe.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William M. Metcalfe, 38853, R. Berks R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William M. Metcalfe, 38853, 2/4 R. Berks R.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Miles Metcalfe, 38853, 2/4 Bn R. Berks. Date and Place of Death: 21.3.18 - 3.4.18 France. K. in A. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Bessie J. £9 13s. 0d.
A short biography of William is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).
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:
METCALFE, William Miles, son of the late Mr. John Metcalfe and Mrs. Metcalfe, Weathercote, [Ingleton], killed in action March 30, 1918.
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Private William Miles METCALFE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 61st (2/South Midland) Division
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