Thursday, 25 August 2016

John Derbyshire 1892 - 1917

Barnsley Independent 2 February 1918
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born: In Q2 1892 in Barnsley.

Son of:
Unknown father
His mother was Catherine Derbyshire born abt. 1877 in Wigan, Lancashire; she married John Harrison on 14th August 1897 at St George’s Church, Wigan, Lancs.

Position in family: The youngest of 6 children.
1    John Derbyshire b abt. 1894 in Wigan WW1 KILLED
2    Timothy Harrison born abt 1899 in Standish WW1 SERVICE
3    Margaret Harrison born abt. 1901 in Standish
4    Mary A Harrison born abt. 1903 in Wigan
5    James Harrison born abt. 1908 in Barnsley
6    Jessie Harrison born abt. 1910 in Barnsley

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 10 Heaton Street, Standish, Lancashire, age 7
1911: 42 Joseph Street age 17 Glass Hand Bottle Works

He married Mary Elizabeth Fletcher at St Nicholas, Cumberworth, Yorkshire on 24th May 1915.   
Children:     None

Military Service:
Enlisted: Enlistment date estimated from gratuity payment, October 1914
Regiment and Battalion: Yorkshire Light Infantry
Service number and rank:  18532 Private
Regiment and Battalion: York and Lancaster 10th Battalion attached to 63 T.M.B.
Service number and rank:  19740 Corporal
Awards: 15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Personal information:   Not Known

Death:     24th December 1917, age 23
Buried at:     Hooge Crater Cemetery
Grave Reference:    IXA. C. 7

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of James and Catherine Harrison, of Barnsley; husband of Mary Elizabeth Bailey (formerly Derbyshire), of 7, House, 5, Court, Joseph St., Barnsley.


Barnsley, Redfearn Brothers Glassworks & Aldham Works Memorial Tablet

St John's Church, Barnsley - Oak Memorial Tablet

Notes & Links:
Lives of the First World War

This biography was submitted to the Barnsley War Memorials Project by Peter West in August 2016.

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