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John EASTWOOD

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Surname: EASTWOOD

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Service No: 3/6316

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 3rd Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1916-07-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2 C.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Eastwood was the son of Anthony Summersgill and Elizabeth Eastwood, née Dodgson and brother of A/Corporal Henry Ormerod Eastwood (2017) (q.v.). Their father was born at Gargrave, Yorkshire and mother at Staveley, Westmorland.

1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: John Eastwood, aged 3 years, born Gargrave, son of Anthony and Elizabeth Eastwood.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 22, Greenfield Street, Broughton Road - John Eastwood, aged 13 years, born Gargrave, Yorkshire, son of Anthony and [stepson of] Margaret A. Eastwood. [Anthony had married Margaret Ann Beck in 1907.]

John was married, possibly to Ellen M. Bennett in 1916.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sister and sole legatee - Mary E. Nunns.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Eastwood, 3/6316, East Yorkshire Regiment.

Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

EASTWOOD, John, East Yorkshire Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood, Emmanuel Street, Skipton, killed in action July 15, 1916.

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Private John EASTWOOD

Private John EASTWOOD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Yorkshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Yorkshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: EASTWOOD

Forename(s): John

Born: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Residence: Hull, Yorkshire

Enlisted: Halifax, Yorkshire

Number: 3/6316

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1916-07-15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: EASTWOOD

Forename(s): John

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 3/6316

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 8th Battalion

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1916-07-15

Additional Information:

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BRITISH BATTALIONS ON THE SOMME, by Ray Westlake ( Pen & Sword Books Limited 1994)

8th (Service) Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment

Moved forward through Montauban (13/7) and assembled in Caterpillar Valley for attack towards enemy lines between Longueval and Bazentin-le-Grand (14/7) – assault held up by uncut wire – heavy machine gun and rifle fire forced withdrawal to assemble positions. Renewed attack with 2nd Royal Scots at 12.15 p.m. successful. Casualties – 459. Relieved and to trenches just north of Quarry during night (20/7).

[John Eastwood was killed on the 15th July 1916.]

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24 November 1916

EASTWOOD – Killed in action in France, July 15, 1916, Pte. John Eastwood, East Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood, 1, Emmanuel Street, Skipton, and husband of Mrs. Eastwood, 58, Witty Street, Hessle Road, Hull.

24 November 1916

ANOTHER SKIPTON SOLDIER’S DEATH

Mrs. J. Eastwood, of 58, Witty Street, Hessle Road, Hull, informs us that she has been officially notified from the War Office of the death in action in France of her husband, Private John Eastwood, East Yorkshire Regiment, late of Skipton. The sad event took place on July 15th, 1916. The parents of the deceased soldier live at 1, Emmanuel Street, Skipton. – This is their second son who has died nobly for his country. Pte. Eastwood’s widow has received a letter from her late husband’s company officer, stating that his comrades greatly mourn and miss him.

01 December 1916

PRIVATE JOHN EASTWOOD, LATE OF SKIPTON

The above is a photo of Pte. John Eastwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood, 1, Emmanuel Street, Skipton, and husband of Mrs. J. Eastwood, 58, Witty Street, Hessle Road, Hull, whose death on July 15th, 1916, while serving with the East Yorkshire Regiment in France, was officially notified to his widow a few days ago, as mentioned in last week’s ‘Craven Herald’. Pte. Eastwood, who was only 18 years of age, worked at Belle Vue Mill, Skipton, prior to enlisting in the Army. He went to France April 10th, 1916, was wounded on the 28th of the same month, and reported killed on July 15th last, as stated. The deceased is the second son to die in the great cause.

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01 December 1916

EASTWOOD – Killed in France, July 15th 1916, Pte. John Eastwood, East Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood, 1, Emmanuel Street, Skipton, and husband of Mrs. Eastwood, 58, Whitty Street, Hessle Road, Hull.

01 December 1916

ANOTHER SKIPTON SOLDIER’S DEATH

Mrs. J. Eastwood, of 58, Whitty Street, Hessle Road, Hull, has received official information from the War Office of the death of her husband, Pte. John Eastwood, of the East Yorkshire Regiment, late of Skipton. The sad event took place on July 15th 1916. The parents of the deceased soldier reside at 1, Emmanuel Street, Skipton. This is the second son who has died nobly for his country. Pte. Eastwood’s widow has received a letter from her late husband’s company officer, stating that his comrades greatly mourn and miss him.

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