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Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 23607
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1918-11-04
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 10.
CWGC Cemetery: VENDEGIES-AU-BOIS BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Wilson Horsfield was the son of Smith and Elizabeth Ann Horsfield, née Robinson. Both parents were born at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.
1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: View Cottage: - Wilson Horsfield, aged 10 [sic] years, born Barnoldswick, son of Smith and Elizabeth A. Horsfield.
1911 Foulridge, Lancashire Census: Moss Farm - Wilson Horsfield, aged 15 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Smith and Eliz Ann
The British Army Service Record for Wilson Horsfield exists but may be incomplete.
A short biography of Wilson 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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HORSFIELD, Wilson, aged 23 years, D. of W. Regiment, son of the late Mrs. Horsfield, Craven View Farm, killed in action France, Nov. 4, 1918.
HORSFIELD, Wilson, aged 23, West Riding Regiment, Craven View Farm, killed in action Nov. 4, 1918.
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Private Wilson HORSFIELD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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