Friday, 23 May 2014

George Hukin Woodyatt 1892-1915

George Woodyatt (from the Darfield Village Club Roll of Honour)

14 December 1892 Darfield

Son  of:
Thomas Woodyatt b.1851 Herefordshire 1911: Coal Miner at 24 Victoria Street, Darfield
married Ann Timberlake in Q1 1883 in Barnsley Registration District, she died Q1 1887

He then married Mary Ann Hukin b.1862 Watch Hill, Derbyshire d.Q1 1907
in Q2 1888 in Barnsley Registration District

Position in family: The fourth of 9 children (First two to Thomas' first wife Anne)
1. Randall Woodyatt b.Q1 1883 (Was a regular soldier 1902-1914)

2. Frank Woodyatt b.Q1 1884
3. John Woodyatt b.Q2 1889
4. George Hukin Woodyatt b.Q1 1892 WW1 KILLED
5. Harvey Woodyatt b.Q1 1894
6. James Woodyatt b.Q4 1895
7. Ruby Woodyatt b.Q3 1897
8. Frederick Roberts Woodyatt b.1901
9. Ivy Woodyatt b.Q4 1905

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 20 Victoria Street, Darfield aged 9.
1911: 24 Victoria Street, Darfield aged 19.  Miner - Filler

Marriage: George was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: 1 Oct 1914 at York aged 22 years
Regiment and Battalion:    Royal Marine Light Infantry, Portsmouth Battalion, RND
Service number and rank:  PO/592 Private
Awards: 1914/1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal (not claimed)

Death:     6 May 1915  age 23 years
CWGC Remembered: Helles Memorial, Turkey Panel 2 to 7

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Woodyatt, of 24, Victoria St., Darfield, Barnsley.

On the family gravestone in Darfield Churchyard

Darfield, Darfield Village Club, WW1 Roll of Honour 
Darfield, Middlewood Shrine, A635 Doncaster Road, Darfield  
Darfield, Darfield Cenotaph, Welfare Park, Church Street


From his Royal Naval Division record on Find My Past:
In civil life he played football for the Darfield United Football Club and was employed in the Melton Field Seam at the Houghton Main Colliery
Please note that all Portsmouth Bn. casualties recorded by the CWGC as died on the 6th of May 1915 were most likely killed in the charge up Razor-Back hill, Monash Valley, on the 3rd May 1915, but may have been killed at Anzac Beachhead on any date between 28/4/15 & 3/5/15.
Report and photo in the Mexborough and Swinton Times of June 5th 1915.
14/15 Star, BWM & Vic. not issued/claimed.

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