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Place of Birth: Addingham, Yorkshire
Service No: 7780
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 7th Division
Date of Death: 1915-06-15
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 12.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Edwin Tighe was the son of John and Ruth Tighe, née Ideson. When John and Ruth were married in 1887, John signed his surname as Tyghe and did not give his father's name. In 1881 Ruth was living in Back Lane, Addingham; also living in Back Lane was a John Bourk, born Addingham c. 1863, the son of John and Mary Bourk who were both born in Ireland.
1891 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: Cockshotts Fold - Edwin Birk, aged 3 years, born Addingham, son of John and Ruth Birk.
1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 168, Oakworth Road - Edwin Tighe, aged 13 years, born Addingham, Yorkshire, son of John Riley and Ruth Tighe.
Edwin was married to Tamar Birch in 1910.
1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 38, Bengal Street - Edwin Tighe, aged 24 years, born Addingham, Yorkshire. [Edwin and his wife, Tamar were living with his mother, Ruth Tighe, widow.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edwin Tighe, 7780, Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War: 1 - France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 20 March 1915.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division
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