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Albert Lister BACKHOUSE

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Surname: BACKHOUSE

Forename(s): Albert Lister

Place of Birth: East Marton, Yorkshire

Service No: 24605

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1917-04-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 6

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Albert Lister Backhouse (born 25 April 1891) was the son of James Hall and Georgiana Backhouse, née Shutt. Both parents were born at Oulton, Yorkshire.

1901 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: 31, Main Street - Albert L. Backhouse, aged 9 years, born East Marton, Yorkshire, son of James H. and Georgiana Backhouse

1911 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: 31, Main Street - Albert Lister Backhouse, aged 19 years, born Marton East, Yorkshire, son of James Hall and Georgina Backhouse.

The British Army Service Record for Albert Lister Backhouse (1156) exists but may be incomplete.

The British Army Service Record for Albert Lister Backhouse (24605) exists but may be incomplete.

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BACKHOUSE, Lance Corporal A.H., West Riding Regiment, son of P.C. and Mrs. Backhouse, of Kildwick, reported missing April 25, 1917, now presumed dead.

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Private Albert Lister BACKHOUSE

Private Albert Lister BACKHOUSE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment)

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

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

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Surname: BACKHOUSE

Forename(s): Albert Lister

Born: Marston, Yorks

Residence: Cross Hills, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 24605

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 9th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/04/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

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Surname: BACKHOUSE

Forename(s): Albert Lister

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 24605

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 9th Battalion

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-04-25

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

BACKHOUSE Albert Lister of Sandylands Crosshills near Keighley Yorkshire private 9th battalion West Riding regiment died 25 April 1917 at Monchy le Preux on active service Administration London 13 September to James Hall Backhouse retired police constable. Effects £178 16s. 9d.

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ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

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04 May 1917

CROSSHILLS - POLICE CONSTABLE'S SON MISSING

In a letter received by his mother on Wednesday morning this week, Lieutenant Jack Petty, who is on the Headquarters Staff in France, states that a well-known Crosshills young man, Lance-Corporal Albert L. Backhouse, has been missing from his Battalion since the 28th of April. Mr. and Mrs. Backhouse have received no intimation that their son is missing. The last letter they received was on the 26th April and had been written on the 23rd, in which their son stated that at that time he was going on all right. Lance-Corporal Backhouse was in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, having enlisted in February 1916. He went out to France in November 1916. At the commencement of the war he tried to enlist, but was rejected on account of his eyesight. He is 26 years of age, lived with his parents at Sandylands, Crosshills, and was formerly engaged as a clerk in the goods office of the Midland Railway at Kildwick Station.

11 May 1917

FARNHILL

It is unofficially reported that Corpl. Albert L. Backhouse, only son of P.C. Backhouse, is missing. P.C. Backhouse has taken up the duties of P.C. Maddison, Kildwick, recently called up for Military Service.

01 June 1917

BACKHOUSE - Officially reported missing since April 25th 1917, Lance-Corporal Backhouse, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Police Constable Backhouse, Sandylands, Crosshills, aged 26 years.

01 June 1917

CROSSHILLS - LANCE-CORPORAL A. L. BACKHOUSE MISSING

Police Constable Backhouse, Sandylands, Crosshills, received an official communication from the War Office on Saturday morning that his son, Lance-Corporal Albert L. Backhouse, whose photograph we published in our last issue, had been missing since the 25th of April. About four weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. Backhouse were informed through Lieutenant Jack Petty that their son was missing from his Battalion, and the last letter received from Lance-Corporal Backhouse was on the 26th of April, in which he stated that he was going on all right. Lance Corporal Backhouse was in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, having enlisted in February 1916. He went out to France with his Battalion in November 1916. At the commencement of the war he endeavoured to enlist, but was at that time rejected on account of his eyesight. He was 26 years of age, his birthday being on the day from which he has been missing (25th April), and was formerly engaged as a clerk in the goods office of the Midland Railway at Kildwick. He was very closely identified with he Kildwick Unionist Club, and was well known in the district. P.C. Backhouse will be very glad to hear from anyone having news concerning his son.

25 January 1918

BACKHOUSE - Missing since April 25th, 1917, and now officially reported killed, Lance-Corporal A. L. Backhouse. Duke, of Wellington's Regiment, son of Police-Constable Backhouse, of Crosshills, aged 26 years.

25 January 1918

FARNHILL - Unionist Club

The Kildwick and Farnhill Unionist Club held its annual meeting on Friday evening, Mr. James Woodrow presiding over a good attendance... The president made touching reference to the loss of two members, Walter Dawson, killed in France, and Albert L. Backhouse, missing in France since last April and now reported killed...

25 January 1918

CROSSHILLS - LANCE-CORPORAL A. L. BACKHOUSE OFFICIALLY REPORTED KILLED

During the weekend Police Constable Backhouse, of Sandylands, Crosshills, received an official communication from the War Office stating that his son, Lance-Corporal Backhouse, who had been missing since the 25th of April last, was now presumed to have been killed. Lance-Corporal Backhouse, who was in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, enlisted in February 1916, and went out to France with his Battalion in November 1916. At the commencement of the war he endeavoured to enlist, but was at that time rejected on account of his eyesight. He was 26 years of age, his birthday being on the day from which he has been missing (25th April), and was formerly engaged as a clerk in the goods office of the Midland Railway at Kildwick. He was very closely identified with the Kildwick Unionist Club, and was a young man held in high esteem, and loved by all who knew him.

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04 May 1917

CROSSHILLS - PTE. A. L. BACKHOUSE REPORTED MISSING

Information has been received that Private A.L. Backhouse of the West Riding Regiment, only son of Constable and Mrs. Backhouse, of Sandylands, is missing. The information has been conveyed to the family by Mrs. Richard Petty, of The Cottage, Crosshills, she having received a letter from her son, Lieut. Jack Petty, stating that Albert Backhouse was amongst the missing. Private Backhouse was very well known in the district and highly respected. For some time he was employed as clerk at the Midland Railway Co.'s offices, Kildwick Station, but at the time of joining the forces he was employed by the company at Barnsley. He was closely connected with St. Andrew's Church and Sunday school, being a member of the choir and Sunday school teacher. The last letter received from him was on Wednesday last week after a lapse of three weeks. Hopes are entertained that he may be yet heard from.

17 August 1917

CROSSHILLS

SERIOUS ACCIDENT - Miss Gertrude Backhouse, younger daughter of Police Constable and Mrs. Backhouse, met with a serious accident during the holiday week. It appears she had been visiting friends in Farnhill accompanied by another lady cyclist, and when returning it was decided to have a short run on the Airedale Road, and in attempting a sharp turning near Mr. Sugden's house, she smashed into the tar barrels across the road, with the result that she received a broken and dislocated ankle. Dr. Walker being in the village, attended her. She was taken to the Keighley Victoria Hospital in Messrs. Brigg's car. It is thought the barrels prevented her from dashing into a wall and receiving more serious injuries. Miss Backhouse's only brother has been reported missing in France for some time.

[Gertrude Backhouse was the sister of Pte. Albert Lister Backhouse.]

25 January 1918

BACKHOUSE - Reported missing since April 25th, 1917, now presumed killed, Lance-Cpl. A.H. [A.L.] Backhouse, of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, son of Police Constable J.H. Backhouse, of Kildwick.

25 January 1918

KILDWICK

LANCE-CORPORAL A.H. [A.L.] BACKHOUSE PRESUMED KILLED

Police Constable T.H. Backhouse has received official notification that his son, Lance-Corporal A.H. [A.L.] Backhouse, who has been missing since April 25th, 1917, is now presumed by the War Office to have been killed. Lance-Corporal Backhouse was with the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, at ----- and served as a Lewis Gunner. Before enlisting he was a clerk at the Kildwick Goods Station office. He was well-known in the district. He was a member of the Kildwick Church choir, and treasurer of the Unionist Club. For several years he was a prominent Boy Scout, and was also captain of the Kildwick Old Boys' Football Club, which he helped to form and which he served as treasurer for several years. He was of a genial disposition, and ready to help in any good cause.

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