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James Bell FAWCETT

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Surname: FAWCETT

Forename(s): James Bell

Place of Birth: Thoralby, Yorkshire

Service No: 32973

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-06-07

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: FAWCETT

Forename(s): James Bell

Born: Aysgarth, Yorkshire

Residence: Aysgarth, Yorkshire

Enlisted: Leyburn, Yorkshire

Number: 32973

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1917-06-07

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: FAWCETT

Forename(s): James Bell

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 32973

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 8th Battalion

Age: 38

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-06-07

Additional Information: Son of the late Robert and Ann Fawcett, of Newbiggin, Aysgarth; husband of Elizabeth Ann Fawcett, of Stanley Cottage, Thoralby, Aysgarth, Yorks.

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