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George INSKIP

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Surname: INSKIP

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 265699

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1917-11-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 6 and 7.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Inskip was the son of Richard and Mary Alice Inskip, née Thornton. Richard was born at Skipton and Mary at Bradley near Skipton, Yorkshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 3, Romille Street - George L. Inskip, aged 7 years, born Skipton, grandson of George and Sarah Inskip.

1911 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: Hanover Street - George Inskip, aged 17 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Richard Inskip, widower.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Inskip, 265699, West Riding Regiment.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte George Inskip, 265699, 2/6 W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 27.11.17 in Action France. To whom Authorised: Father - Richard. Amount Authorised: £25 6s. 2d.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

INSKIP, G., West Riding Regiment, Hanover Street, [Farnhill], killed in action Nov. 27, 1917.

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Private George INSKIP

Private George INSKIP

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

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

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: INSKIP

Forename(s): George

Born:

Residence: Farnhill, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 265699

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: INSKIP

Forename(s): George

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 265699

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 2nd/6th Battalion

Age: 24

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-11-27

Additional Information: Son of Richard Inskip, of 9, Hanover St., Farnhill, Yorks.

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21 December 1917

FARNHILL – KILLED IN FRANCE

The news was received yesterday (Thursday) morning from the War Office that Private George Inskip, of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. Richard Inskip, Farnhill, had been killed in action on the Western Front on November 27th. The deceased soldier enlisted in September 1914. He was at one time a member of the Kildwick Brass Band, and the news will be received with much regret by his many friends.

28 December 1917

FARNHILL – PRIVATE G. INSKIP

We reproduce a photograph of Private George Inskip, of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. Richard Inskip, Farnhill, whose death in action on the Western Front took place on November 27th 1917, as reported in our last week’s issue. The deceased had been in the Army since September 1914, and his death is much regretted by many friends. He was a grandson of Mr. George Inskip, photographer, of Skipton.

Deceased’s father (Mr. Richard Inskip) was at one time bandmaster of the Kildwick Prize Brass Band, and famous locally as a cornet player. Before his enlistment in September 1914, Private Inskip worked at Messrs. T. and M. Bairstow’s Mill at Sutton. He went to France in February 1916 [sic] with his regiment, the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, and was in the big push on May 3rd 1917, when his brother Richard was wounded. His family had not seen him for 15 months when they heard of his death, which was announced by a letter from Second Lieutenant E. R. Storey, who said:– “It may be some small consolation to you to know that he died instantly, and therefore suffered no pain. He was well liked by his comrades in the Company, and his death is a loss to us all. All the officers and men of ‘B’ Company send their warmest and deepest sympathy to you in your most sad bereavement.”

His younger brother, Richard, is at present in hospital at Reading suffering from gunshot wounds in the right hand. This is the third time he has been wounded. He is progressing favourably, and hopes to be home on leave for the New Year.

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24 December 1915

KILDWICK – KILDWICK BAND’S DEPLETED MEMBERSHIP

During the war the membership of the Kildwick and District Prize Band has suffered very much in number and now, under Lord Derby’s scheme, another batch has been attested, and will be called up in their class. Despite the fact that the membership of the band has been reduced, the committee has decided to continue the custom of playing during Christmas and the New Year. The members who have joined the Colours are:– Messrs. J. Smith (killed), G. Inskip, C. Lee, J. Wellock, J. Tatcham, H. Riddiough, F. Drive (discharged), Harry Pollard and W. Ward. Attested: Messrs. W. Hopkinson, H. Walmsley, H. Barker, M. Dawson, R. Knight. Rejected: Messrs. J.W. Hartley, H. Heaton, S. Lister.

21 July 1916

CRAVEN CASUALTIES IN THE GREAT ADVANCE – Farnhill’s Wounded Soldier

Mr. Richard Inskip, of Mary Street, Farnhill, has received official notification regarding his second son, Private Richard Inskip, of the 9th Duke of Wellington’s, informing him that he is suffering from a gunshot wound in the foot, and is now in hospital in Cheshire. Private Inskip joined the forces in August 1915, and went out to France about five weeks ago. Mr. Inskip’s eldest son, Private George Inskip, is also in the Duke of Wellington’s, having joined in September 1914. He was a member of the Kildwick and District Prize Band and is now in the band belonging to his regiment.

30 November 1917

FARNHILL

SOLDIER WOUNDED – Mr. Richard Inskip, of Hanover Street, Farnhill, has received word that his second son, Richard, has been wounded in the right hand during the recent engagement in France. Pte. Rd. Inskip is in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, and bas been wounded twice previously. He is now at a base hospital, and expects to be sent to England shortly. His brother George is also in the same regiment, but did not take part in the engagement, as he was on duty with his officer at a hospital. Before enlisting, Pte. Rd. Inskip was employed by Messrs. John Woodrow and Son.

21 December 1917

INSKIP – Killed in action, Nov. 27th, Pte. George Inskip, of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, eldest son of Mr. Richard Inskip, of Hanover Street, Farnhill.

21 December 1917

FARNHILL

SOLDIER KILLED

Mr. Richard Inskip, of Hanover Street, Farnhill, received the sad news on Wednesday that his eldest son, Pte. George Inskip (Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment) had been killed in action. The letter is from 2nd Lieut. E. R. Storey, and reads as follows:– “It is with great sorrow that I have to inform you that your son was killed in action on Nov. 27th last. It may be some small consolation to you to know that he died instantly, and therefore suffered no pain. He was well liked by his comrades in the company, and his death is a loss to us all. All the officers and the men of the ‘B’ Company send their warmest and deepest sympathy to you in your most sad bereavement.” Before enlisting, deceased was employed by Messrs. T. and M. Bairstow, Sutton Mills. He joined the West Riding Regiment in September, 1914, and served with the band at Skipton. Later he trained at Doncaster and Derby, and proceeded to France in February, 1917. Mr. Inskip’s second son, Richard, was in the same battalion as his brother, and is now in hospital at Reading suffering from wounds in his left hand. A third son, Louis, has been rejected from military service. Pte. George Inskip was formerly a member of Kildwick Brass Band, playing the cornet.

15 February 1918

CROSSHILLS

MEMORIAL SERVICE – On Sunday evening last a memorial service was conducted in the Wesleyan Church by Rev. Thomas Dargue (superintendent minister). Special hymns were sung, and the anthem ‘What are these?’ was given by the choir, under the leadership of Miss Thornton, of Sutton. The opening hymn was ‘Give me the wings of faith to rise.’ Prior to the sermon, Mr. Dargue referred to the trials of life which came to the human family, but that which struck hardest, he remarked, was that which took men from their homes and family. Four young men who had gone through their Sunday-school had passed from them. Private Benjamin Freeman, of the Canadian Regiment, was killed on November 5th; Private G. Inskip, of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, was killed on November 27th; Private Arthur Happs, of the Durham Light Infantry, had been missing since April 21st, all hope of his being alive has gone. Private Percy Happs, of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who had been missing since the 26th of April, only four days after his brother, and of whom special enquiries had been made through their chief chaplain, who gave little hope of his being taken prisoner, and the fears entertained of his death were probably true. He offered his sympathy and hoped that consolation might be found in knowing that they died bravely for the good of the world. Mr. Dargue also referred to the good characters of the deceased, and expressed the sympathy of the church with the parents and those who had suffered loss in the passing of these four young men. Mr. Dargue’s discourse was based upon the words taken from the 21st chapter of Revelation, 23rd verse, “And the lamb is the light thereof.” Often, he remarked, he had asked why the innocent suffered with the guilty, and why did not something happen to the men who had brought this calamity upon them, which had been the cause of so many lives being lost? In the city where our loved ones in Christ had gone, the mystery was made clear and straight, for the city was God illuminated. He was the light, and the light gave full knowledge to those who had passed into the homeland. The service closed with the hymn ‘For ever with the Lord.’

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