INCHBALD, John William

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Rank: Private

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: QE Jun 1879

Date of death: 22/4/1917

Place of death: Vimy Ridge, France

Service number: 15164

Regiment: Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment & C Company 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment

Medals: Previously served in the Boer War. CWGC records served in South African Campaign. Campaign Medals & Silver War Badge.

Cemetery location: Dean Road, Section D 40 (Family Grave)

Where remembered?: Buried in CWGC grave Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France. Le Treport is close to the port of Dieppe. It was an important hospital centre during WWI with 5 major hospitals containing 10,000 beds.
Remembered on family grave in Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough.

Biographical Information

John was born in 1879 in Scarborough, eldest son of the late David Inchbold and Annie Inchbold and at the 1911 census he lived at 1 Brook Street. He was foreman for Messrs Foster and Coverdale, mineral water makers. He married Ellen and had two surviving daughters. CWGC records shows wife, Gertrude Eleanor Inchbald of 8 Austin Friars, Filey Road, Scarborough. He also served in the South African Campaign.

Inscription

In loving memory of my dear husband. Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds received in action at Vimy Ridge France April 22 1917 aged 37 years. May his reward be as great as his sacrifice. Also of Gertrude Eleanor eldest daughter of the above who died August 28 1910 aged 4 years and 5 months.
And of Doris, youngest daughter died in infancy.

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