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Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire
Service No: 265958
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-10-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 1.
CWGC Cemetery: WELLINGTON CEMETERY, RIEUX-EN-CAMBRESIS
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SILSDEN, YORKSHIRE
William Rawling was the son of ( - ) Rawling. William lived with his aunt, Mary Hannah Holmes, née Rawling and her husband, John. Mary (born Norton, Yorkshire c. 1865) was the daughter of William and Mary Rawling.
1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 38, Aireview - William Rawling, aged 7 years, born Leeds, Yorkshire. [William living with his uncle and aunt, John and Mary H. Holmes. Mary's brother, Jonathan Rawling, was also living there.]
1911 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 38, Aire View - William Rawling, aged 17 years, born Leeds, Yorkshire. [William living with his uncle and aunt, John and Mary H. Holmes.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Rawling, 265958, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ). Date of entry therein: ( - ).
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Rawlings, 265958, 6th W. Riding. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ). Date of entry therein: ( - ).
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Rawling, 265958, 1/6 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 11.10.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Rawlings, 265958, 6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 11.10.18 France. To whom Authorised: Aunt and Legatee - Mary Hannah Holmes. Amount Authorised: £43 3s. 2d.
The photographs in the ‘Craven’s Part in the Great War’ book of Pte William Rawling and Pte Jeremiah Plumbley are reversed. William is shown wearing the North Staffordshire Regiment cap badge; no evidence has been found to link him with that regiment. But, both the ‘Craven Herald’ and the ‘West Yorkshire Pioneer’ show photographs of the two named as in the book.
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:
RAWLING, William, aged 24, West Riding Regiment, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. George Rawling, 51, Aireview, killed in action Oct. 11, 1918.
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Private William RAWLING
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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