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William WALLWORK

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Surname: WALLWORK

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Pendlebury, Lancashire

Service No: 265831

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-06-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Spec. Memorial

CWGC Cemetery: PENDLEBURY (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Wallwork (born 25 February 1888) was the son of William and Alice Wallwork, née, Jackson. Both parents were born at Clifton, Lancashire.

1891 Pendlebury, Lancashire Census: 149, Station Road - William Wallwork, aged 3 years, born Pendlebury, son of William and Alice Wallwork.

1901 Pendlebury, Lancashire Census: 1, Dudley Road - William Wallwork, aged 13 years, born Pendlebury, son of William and Alice Wallwork.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 33, Belgrave Street - William Wallwork, aged 23 years, born Pendlebury, Lancashire. [William, single, Clerk in Cotton Mill, was boarding with Charles William and Emma Baghurst.]

William was married to Annie Smith in 1912. Annie married Richard Hardman in 1919.

William is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte. W. Wallwork.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Wallwork, 2905, 265831, 1/6th W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. D. of W. 15.6.17.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Wallwork, 265831, 1/6 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 15.6.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Wallwork, 2905, 265831, 1/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 15.6.17 Tankerton Hosp. Whitstable. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and sole legatee - Annie Hardman. £22 0s. 7d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for William. Name(s) on card(s): Widow remarried: Annie Hardman, born 30.6.91. Address 1. 49, Buchanan Street, Pendlebury. Address 2. 50, New Cross Street, Swinton, Nr Manchester. Children: Alice, born 24.6.15.

William is commemorated on the Christ Church Parish Memorial, Pendlebury and Men of Swinton Lychgate.

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: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WALLWORTH, Wm., aged 29, West Riding Regiment, formerly of 26, Ermysted Street, Skipton, died of wounds 1917.

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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: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: WALLWORK

Forename(s): William

Born:

Residence:

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 265831

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 15/06/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: WALLWORK

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 265831

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age: 33

Awards:

Died Date: 15/06/1917

Additional Information: Husband of Annie Hardman (formerly Wallwork), of 44, Temple Drive, Swinton, Manchester.

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13 August 1915

CASUALTIES IN THE 6TH DUKE’S

The following casualties were reported from the base under date July 25th:–

Killed.–6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (Skipton).–Marshall, H., 3718.

Wounded.–6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (Skipton).–Bailey, J., 2930; Dawson, H., 2682; Dixon, T., 1447; Garwood, J.H., 2466; Robinson, C., 2104; Stell, L-Cpl. H., 2599; Wallwork, W., 2905.

Gassed.–6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (Skipton).–Garnett, W., 2043.

Practically the whole of these have been previously been noted in our columns. A possible exception is Private W. Wallwork, who formerly worked at the Belle View Mills of the English Sewing Cotton Company at Skipton, and was well known in local football circles.

06 July 1917

WALLWORK – Died in Whitstable, Kent, as a result of wounds received in action on the Western Front, Pte. Wm. Wallwork, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, formerly with the English Sewing Cotton Company at Skipton, aged 29 years.

06 July 1917

A FOOTBALLER’S DEATH FROM WOUNDS – PRIVATE WM. WALLWORK, SKIPTON

We have also to record this week the death from wounds in hospital at Whitstable, Kent, of Private William Wallwork, whose wife and child have resided, until quite recently, at 26, Ermysted Street, Skipton. About two months after the war broke out, deceased enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, and went to France in April 1916. In June of the same year he was wounded, and, after several months in hospital returned to his unit. On May 13th last his Battalion were in billets when they were shelled by the enemy. A piece of shrapnel struck him on the right leg about the same place where he was wounded before. He was removed to the Base, and later to England. So serious was the wound that it was found necessary to amputate the leg and this was done, as was thought, successfully. To all appearances he was improving very well, and was outside the day before he died. Haemorrhage, however, set in, and suddenly proved fatal. His wife was telegraphed for, and she had a great shock on arriving at the hospital to find that he had passed away.

Before coming to his home in Skipton seven years ago, deceased resided at Pendlebury where his parents lived, and the funeral took place at Christ Church, Pendlebury, on Tuesday, June 19th. From the hospital to the station at Whitstable the coffin was conveyed on a gun carriage, and was covered with the Union Jack, and many wounded soldiers joined in the procession to the station. By the special desire of his wife and parents the funeral was not of a military character.

Twenty-nine years of age, Pte. Wallwork came to Skipton to take up a position with the English Sewing Cotton Co., having previously been employed on the clerical staff at the firm’s Bridgewater Mill, Pendlebury.

He was a well-known Northern Union Rugby Football three-quarter, and played with Wardley and Swinton ‘A’, and afterwards with junior teams in the Skipton district. He was also secretary of the football team run in connection with the Belle Vue Mills. Deceased kicked his last goal at football on the day before he was wounded, when he won the match for his side. Two of his elder brothers are in the Army, Albert being in France with the Manchester Regiment, and Joe in training with the R.F.A

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06 July 1917

WALLWORK – Died of wounds, Pte. Wm. Wallwork, of the West Riding Regiment, husband of Mrs. Walllwork, formerly of 26, Ermysted Street, Skipton, aged 29.

06 July 1917

PTE. WALLWORK, OF SKIPTON, DIES OF WOUNDS

News has been received of the death from wounds in hospital at Whitstable, Kent, of Pte. William Wallwork, whose wife and child have resided until recently at 26, Ermysted Street, Skipton. Shortly after the war broke out, Pte. Wallwork enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, and went to France in April, 1915. In June of the same year he was wounded, and after spending several months in hospital he returned to his unit. On May 13th last his battalion was in billets, when they were shelled by the enemy. A piece of shrapnel struck him on the right leg about the same place that he was wounded before. He was removed to the Base, and later to England. So serious was the wound that it was found necessary to amputate the leg, and this was done, as was thought, successfully. To all appearances he was improving very well, and was outside the day before he died. Haemorrhage, however, set in, and suddenly proved fatal. His wife was telegraphed for, and she had a great shock on arriving at the hospital to find that he had passed away. Before coming to Skipton about seven years ago Pte. Wallwork resided at Pendlebury, where his parents lived, and the funeral … on Tuesday, June 19th. From the hospital to the station at Whitstable the coffin was conveyed on a gun carriage, and was covered with the Union Jack, and many wounded soldiers joined in the procession to the station. By the special desire of his wife and parents the funeral was not of a military character. Pte. Wallwork, who was 20 years of age, came to Skipton to take up a position with the English Sewing Cotton Company, Ltd., having been previously employed on the clerical staff at the firm’s Bridgewater Mill, Pendlebury. He was a well known Northern Union Rugby Football three-quarter, and played with Wardley and Swinton ‘A,’ and after with the junior clubs in the Skipton district. He was secretary of the football team run in connection with the Belle Vue Mills. Pte. Wallwork kicked his last goal at football on the day before he was wounded, when he won the match for his side. Two of his elder brothers are serving in the army, Albert being in France with the Manchester Regiment, while Joe is in training with the Royal Field Artillery.

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