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William Utley ILLINGWORTH

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Surname: ILLINGWORTH

Forename(s): William Utley

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 402547

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion (Ontario Regiment)

Division: 1st Canadian Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1916-07-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VII. D. 8.

CWGC Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

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William Utley Illingworth (born 3 September 1889) was the son of James William and Elizabeth Illingworth, née Birch and brother of Lieutenant John Illingworth (q.v.). Their father was born at Ingrow and mother at either Kildwick or Steeton, Yorkshire.

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Park Shed Villas - William Utley Illingworth [no age given], born Skipton, son of James Wm and Elizabeth Illingworth.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 28, Sackville Street - William U. Illingworth, aged 11 years, born Skipton, son of James W. and Elizabeth Illingworth.

1911 Blackpool, Lancashire Census: 127, St. Heliers Road, South Shore - William Utley Illingworth, aged 22 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [William was boarding with William and Hannah English.]

Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef

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ILLINGWORTH, Cpl. W.M., aged 26, Canadian Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Illingworth, 28, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, died from wounds July, 1916.

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Corporal William Utley ILLINGWORTH

Corporal William Utley ILLINGWORTH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division

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Surname: ILLINGWORTH

Forename(s): William Utley

Country of Service: Canadian

Service Number: 402547

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Canadian Infantry

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 27

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Died Date: 26/07/1916

Additional Information: Son of James William and Elizabeth Illingworth, of Skipton, Yorks. England. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY)

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Corporal William Utley Illingworth

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27 August 1915

LANCE CORPORAL ILLINGWORTH

A post card received by Mr. J. Illingworth, acting Conservative Agent for the Skipton Division, last week conveys the information that his brother, Lance Corporal Illingworth, son of Mr. Wm. Illingworth, of Sackville Street, Skipton, had been wounded while serving with the Canadian contingent in France.
The communication was one of the formal post cards containing printed matter, which intimated that Lance Corporal Illingworth had been admitted to hospital wounded, was going on well, and hoped to be discharged soon. He emigrated to Canada two years ago and joined the Colonial forces early this year, completing his training at Shornclife Camp and proceeding to the front about a month ago. He had only been in the firing line about five days when he met with his mishap. No details are known as to the nature of his injury.

14 July 1916

MORE SKIPTON CASUALTIES

Mrs. Illingworth, of 28, Upper Sackvil1e Street, Skipton, received a telegram on Tuesday stating that her son, Corporal James William Illingworth, of the lst Battalion, Canadians, was lying dangerously ill in No. 3 Casualty Station.

21 July 1916

MORE SKIPTON CASUALTIES

Corporal William U. Illingworth, of the 1st Battalion, Canadians, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Illingworth, of Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, has been seriously wounded in the legs and hands, but is reported to be progressing satisfactorily.

04 August 1916

ILLINGWORTH – Died from wounds received in action in France, Corp. W. U. Illingworth, 1st Battalion Canadians, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Illingworth, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton.

04 August 1916

SKIPTON'S PART IN THE GREAT ADVANCE – MORE LOCAL MEN KILLED AND WOUNDED

Corporal Wm. U. Illingworth, of the 1st Battalion Canadians, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Illingworth, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton who was reported seriously wounded in the legs and hands has succumbed to his injuries. The painful and sad news being conveyed through the usual channel this week. The deceased soldier emigrated to Canada in 1913 and joined the Colonial forces early in 1915. He completed his training at Shorncliffe Camp and proceeded to the Front in July the same year. He had only been in the firing line a short time when he was wounded. He was afterwards drafted back to his regiment, and has now paid the price for his patriotism and, like many another gallant Britisher, ‘done his bit’. He is brother to Mr. J. Illingworth, who, prior to joining the Army, was acting Conservative agent for the Skipton Division.

An Army chaplain has written to the parents as follows:– “You will have had the sad news of your son’s death soon after my last letter. He had been constantly getting worse and was quite unconscious. I am glad to tell you that he passed away so peacefully, and without pain. We have laid him away in our cemetery – in the Poperinge Boeschope Road. A cross will mark his grave, while his personal effects will be sent to you. I pray that God may be your comfort. I know what a sad blow it is to you and Mrs. Illingworth, but he is in God’s loving hands, and may He bring us together at the last.”

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27 August 1915

SKIPTON MAN WOUNDED IN FRANCE – ENLISTED IN CANADA

On Saturday morning, Mr. J.W. Illingworth of Upper Sackville Street, Skipton received a letter from his son, Lance Corporal W.U. Illingworth of the Canadian Contingent, in France, stating that after he had been in the trenches five days he was wounded in the hand. It was not a bad wound and he hoped to be out of the hospital in a few days. He was hit with shrapnel, and it ‘shook him up a bit’. The wound was now going on nicely.

Lance Corporal Illingworth left England for Canada some years ago, and upon the outbreak of hostilities enlisted in the Canadian Contingent. He eventually arrived in England with his regiment and it is only three weeks ago that he left this country for France.

21 July 1916

CRAVEN CASUALTIES IN THE GREAT ADVANCE – Skipton Soldiers Wounded

Corpl. W.U. Illingworth of the 1st Battalion Canadians, son of Mr. and Mrs. Illingworth, of Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, has been seriously wounded in the legs and hands. He is said to be progressing favourably.

04 August 1916

ILLINGWORTH – In France, Corpl. Wm. Illingworth, of the Canadian Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Illingworth, of 28 Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, aged 26.

04 August 1916

DEATH OF CORPORAL ILLINGWORTH

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Illingworth, of 28 Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, have received word that their son, Corporal Wm. U. Illingworth, of the 1st Battalion Canadians, has died from wounds in France at the No. 3 Casualty Canadian Station. A Chaplain of the forces in a letter to the parents says:– “You will have had the sad news of your son’s death soon after my last letter. He had been constantly getting worse and was quite unconscious. I am glad to tell you that he passed away so peacefully, and without pain. We have laid him away in our cemetery – in the Poperinghe Boeschope Road. A cross will mark his grave, while his personal effects will be sent to you. I pray that God may be your comfort. I know what a sad blow it is to you and Mrs. Illingworth, but he is in God’s loving hands, and may He bring us together at the last.”

Corporal Illingworth, who was 26 years of age, was in Canada when war broke out, and joined the Canadian Regiment. He had been out in France about twelve months. He was a jeweller by trade, and prior to going to Canada he was employed in Blackpool, finishing his apprenticeship in Birmingham.

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