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William Thomas MAUNDER

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Surname: MAUNDER

Forename(s): William Thomas

Place of Birth: Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire

Service No: 10980

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 5th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1915-05-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 20.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Thomas Maunder was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Alice Maunder, née Heys. Thomas was born at Quenington, Gloucestershire and Elizabeth at Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire.

1891 Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire Census: 11, Water Street - William T. Mauders [sic], aged 3 years, born Clayton-le-Moors, son of Thomas and Elizabeth A. Mauders.

1901 Great Harwood, Lancashire Census: 44, Edge End Road - William Thos Maunder, aged 14 years, born Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Alice Maunder.

1911 Great Harwood, Lancashire Census: 21, Delph Road - William Thos Maunder, aged 24 years, born Great Harwood, son of Elizabeth Alice Maunder, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William T. Maunder, 10980, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 15.4.15. Died 5.5.15.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Thomas Maunder, 10980, 2nd W. Rid. R. K. in A. 5.5.15.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Thomas Maunders [sic], 10980, 2nd Bn W. Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 5.5.15. In action (Gas). To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Elizabeth A. £3 2s. 10d. Self and late soldiers brothers and sisters. Brother - Joseph. £3 0s. 0d. Self and brothers and sisters.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte William Thomas Maunders [sic], 10980, West Riding. Date and cause of death: 5.5.15. Died of wounds. Dependant: Miss Ethel Ayrton. Address: 163, Burnlea Terrace, Gisburn Rd. Barnoldswick, York. Relationship: Guardian of Illeg. Child. Pension: 5/- [£0 5s. 0d.] a week from 4.4.17 to 30.4.18 increasing 6/8 [£0 6s. 8d.] from 1.5.18 to 20.1.31. [Ethel Ayrton was the sister of Private Frank Ayrton (62480) (q.v.).

William is commemorated on the Great Harwood War Memorial.

A short biography of William is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

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:

MAUNDERS, Wm., 6th West Riding Regiment, killed in France in May, 1915, was a member of the Barnoldswick Football Club committee.

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Private William Thomas MAUNDER

Private William Thomas MAUNDER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 5th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 5th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MAUNDER

Forename(s): William Thomas

Born: Great Harwood, Lancs

Residence: Great Harwood

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 10980

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 05/05/15

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MAUNDER

Forename(s): William Thomas

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 10980

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 05/05/1915

Additional Information:

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

28 May 1915

BARNOLDSWICK FOOTBALLER ‘GASSED’

Mr. Thos. Walmsley, secretary of the Barnoldswick Football Club, has received news of the death which took place somewhere at the front from poisonous gas on or about the 5th May, of Pte. William Maunders, of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Prior to enlisting last August, Maunders, whose parents live at Great Harwood, resided in Barnoldswick, where he was employed as a weaver at Messrs. J. Wilson and Sons Ltd., Butts Mill. He was a member of the Football Club Committee, and only went out to France about six weeks ago.

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28 May 1915

BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER KILLED

News was received yesterday (Thursday) of the death of Private Wm. Maunders, formerly a member of the Barnoldswick Football Club Committee, who enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment last August, and went to the Front exactly six weeks ago. Private Maunders lived in Barnoldswick for a period of 18 months previous to the war. He was a native of Great Harwood, Lancashire.

24 December 1915

CRAVEN’S ROLL OF HONOUR – BARNOLDSWICK

Pte. Wm. Maunders, 6th West Riding (Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment, killed in France in May. Lived in Barnoldswick 18 months previous to the war, and was a member of the Barnoldswick Football Club committee. Was a native of Great Harwood.

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