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Place of Birth: Cononley, Yorkshire
Service No: 265696
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-06-24
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. 1.
CWGC Cemetery: SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Willie Hargreaves was the son of James Henry and Annie Hargreaves, née Green. James was born at Cononley and Annie at Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire.
1901 Cononley, Yorkshire Census: 51, Back Lane - Willie Hargreaves, aged 6 years, born Cononley, son of Jas Hy and Annie Hargreaves.
1911 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 6, Jackson Street - Willie Hargreaves, aged 16 years, born Cononley, Yorkshire, son of James and Annie Hargreaves.
Willie was married to Doris Riley in 1916 and was the brother-in-law of L/Corporal Norman Riley (13285) (q.v.).
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Willie Hargreaves, 2702 & 265696, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 29 June 1915.
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:
HARGREAVES, Lance Corporal W., [Sutton], aged 22, West Riding Regiment, killed in action June 24, 1917.
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L/Corporal Willie HARGREAVES
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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