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Forename(s): James Bell
Place of Birth: Thoralby, Yorkshire
Service No: 32973
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1917-06-07
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 33.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: AYSGARTH, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: THORALBY, YORKSHIRE
James Bell Fawcett was the son of Robert and Ann Fawcett, née Bell. Robert was born at Thoralby and Ann in Swaledale, Yorkshire.
1881 Thoralby, Yorkshire Census: Littleburn - James Bell, aged 1 year, born Thoralby, nephew of Thomas Fawcett. [Also living there was Robert, the unmarried brother of Thomas and father of James. Robert, who was joint partner in the farm, married Ann Bell later that year.]
1891 Newbiggin, Yorkshire Census: James Fawcett, aged 11 years, born Thoralby, Yorkshire, son of Robert and Ann Fawcett.
1901 Newbiggin, Yorkshire Census: James Fawcett, aged 21 years, born Thoralby, Yorkshire, son of Robert and Ann Fawcett.
1911 Newbiggin, Yorkshire Census: James Fawcett, aged 30 years, born Thoralby, Yorkshire, son of Ann Fawcett, widow.
James was married to Elizabeth Ann Tait in 1913.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James B. Fawcett, 32973, Yorkshire Regiment.
For additional information see: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004, ISBN 1 898941 91 2).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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