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William MITCHELL

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Surname: MITCHELL

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Nelson, Lancashire

Service No: 45874

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 13th (Service) Battalion

Division: 21st Division

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1917-07-17

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. 31.

CWGC Cemetery: GHYLL UNDENOMINATIONAL BURIAL GROUND, BARNOLDSWICK

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SALTERFORTH, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Mitchell was the son of William and Mary Jane Mitchell, née Standring and brother of Private Arthur Mitchell (2809) (q.v.). Their father was born at Midgley, Yorkshire and mother at Heywood, Lancashire.

1891 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 46, Larch Street - William Mitchell, aged 5 years, born Nelson, son of William and Margaret [sic] Ann [sic] Mitchell. [William and Mary Jane were married in 1884.]

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Valley Road - William Mitchell, aged 15 years, born Nelson, Lancashire, son of William and Mary J. Mitchell.

William was married to Jane Alice Hall in 1904.

1911 Salterforth, Yorkshire Census: Castle House - William Mitchell, aged 25 years, born Nelson, Lancashire, husband of Jane Alice Mitchell.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Mitchell, 45874, North'd Fus. Died.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Mitchell, 45874, 10th Northd Fus.; 13th Northd Fus. Died.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Mitchell, 45874, 13th Bn North'd Fus. Date and Place of Death: 17.7.17. Mil. Hos. Leicester. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and Sole Legatee - Jane A. Garner. £7 3s. 5d. [Jane married Milton Garner in 1919.]

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for William.

On the 10 August 1917, the 13th (Service) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers amalgamated with the 12th (Service) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers to form the 12th/13th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.

See also:
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

MITCHELL, Wm., aged 23, N.F., 5, St. James Street, [Salterforth], died at Leicester July 17, 1917.

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Private William MITCHELL

Private William MITCHELL

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

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: MITCHELL

Forename(s): William

Born: Nelson, Lancs

Residence:

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 45874

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 13th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 17/07/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MITCHELL

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 45874

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 13th Bn.

Age: 32

Awards:

Died Date: 17/07/1917

Additional Information: Husband of Jane Alice Garner (formerly Mitchell), of Cragg View, Salterforth, Colne, Lancs. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: IN OUR MEMORY EVER DEAR)

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Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

CWGC Headstone

Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

CWGC Headstone - personal inscription

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27 July 1917

MITCHELL – July 17th at Leicester Hospital, Private William Mitchell, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly of 5, James Street, Salterforth, aged 32 years.

27 July 1917

BARNOLDSWICK – SOLDIER’S DEATH FROM CANCER

The death took place on the 17th inst. at Leicester Hospital, of Private Wm. Mitchell, Northumberland Fusiliers, after three months’ illness from cancer, accelerated by five months’ winter campaigning in France. Deceased, who was 32 years of age, leaves a widow and three children living at 5 James Street, Salterforth. The body was brought home for interment at Gill Cemetery on Saturday, the Rev. W. A. Eyre (Primitive Methodist minister), conducting the burial service. Before joining the Army Private Mitchell lived at Earby and was a weaver by trade. He underwent an operation about two months ago.

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27 July 1917

MITCHELL – Died in hospital at Leicester, July 17th, 1917, Pte. Wm. Mitchell, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, husband of Mrs. Mitchell, of 5, James Street, Salterforth, aged 32 years.

27 July 1917

BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER’S DEATH FROM CANCER

The death took place on the 17th inst. at a Leicester Hospital, of Pte. Wm. Mitchell, Northumberland Fusiliers, after three months’ illness from cancer, accelerated by five months’ winter campaigning in France. Deceased, who was 32 years of age, leaves a widow and three children living at 5, James Street, Salterforth. The body was brought home for interment at Gill Cemetery on Saturday, the Rev. W. A. Eyre (Primitive Methodist minister), conducting the burial service. Before the army, Pte. Mitchell lived at Earby, and was a weaver by trade. He underwent an operation about two months ago.

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