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Wilson HORSFIELD

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Surname: HORSFIELD

Forename(s): Wilson

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 23607

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-11-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 10.

CWGC Cemetery: VENDEGIES-AU-BOIS BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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
Horsfield.

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 entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BARNOLDSWICK

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

Private Wilson HORSFIELD

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: 17th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HORSFIELD

Forename(s): Wilson

Born: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 23607

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 9th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 04/11/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HORSFIELD

Forename(s): W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 23607

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 9th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 04/11/1918

Additional Information:

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06 December 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – Private Wilson Horsfield

Private Wilson Horsfield, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action on November 4th, had served in France just under two years. He was 23 years of age and the youngest son of the late Mr. Smith Horsfield and Mrs. Horsfield, Craven View Farm, Barnoldswick. A letter from the chaplain states that he was struck by a shell and killed instantly while advancing across open ground to the attack on Mormal Forest. Private Horsfield was a mounted dispatch rider, and before joining the Army was employed as a lorry man by his uncle, Mr. J. W. Horsfield, Butts Mill.

13 December 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – The Late Private Wilson Horsfield

We also give a photograph of Private Wilson Horsfield, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, youngest son of the late Mr. Smith Horsfield and Mrs. Horsfield, Craven View Farm, who, as we reported last week, was killed in action on November 4th.

07 November 1919

HORSFIELD – In ever loving memory of Pte. Wilson Horsfield, Dispatch Rider, 9th Duke of Wellington’s Regt., who was killed at Mormal Forest, Nov. 4th, 1918, aged 23 years.

A loving son, a faithful brother,
One of God’s best towards his mother;
He did his best for one and all,
Then bravely answered duty’s call.

One year has passed since that sad day
When one we loved was called away;
His gentle ways, his pleasant face,
No one can fill his vacant place.

From his loving Mother, Brother, Sister and Nephew, Craven View, Barnoldswick.

05 November 1920

HORSFIELD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Wilson Horsfield, who was killed in action at Mormal Forest, France, on Nov. 4th, 1918, aged 23 years.

Deep down in our hearts lies a picture
Of a dear son and brother called to rest;
In memory’s frame we shall ever keep it,
For he was one of the finest and the best.
There was no word of farewell spoken,
So sudden on us the sorrow fell;
The happy circle of our home was broken,
But, still, God doeth all things well.

“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.”

Remembered by Mother, Brother, Sister and Nephew, Barnoldswick.

04 November 1921

HORSFIELD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Wilson Horsfield, killed in action at Mormal Forest, Nov. 4th, 1918.

There is someone who misses him sadly,
And finds the time long since he went;
There is someone who thinks of him always,
But tries to be brave and content.

Ever remembered by his Mother, Brother, Sister and Nephew, Barnoldswick.

HORSFIELD – In ever loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. Wilson Horsfield, who was killed at Mormal Forest, Nov. 4th, 1918.

Another year has passed
And still we miss him –
A brother true and kind.

Ever remembered by his loving Brother, Sister-in-law, Nephew and Niece, Duckpond Farm, Barnoldswick.

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06 December 1918

Barnoldswick Despatch Rider Killed

Pte. William Horsfield, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action on November 4th, had served in France just under two years. He was 23 years of age and the youngest son of the late Mr. Smith Horsfield and Mrs. Horsfield, Craven View Farm, Barnoldswick. A letter from the chaplain states that he was struck by a shell and killed instantly while advancing across open ground to the attack on Mormal Forest. Pte. Horsfield was a mounted dispatch rider, and before joining the army was employed as a lorryman by his uncle, Mr. J.W. Horsfield, Butts Mill.

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