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Forename(s): John Henry
Place of Birth: Redmire, Yorkshire
Service No: 200708
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion
Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
Date of Death: 1919-02-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: REDMIRE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Local War Memorial: REDMIRE, YORKSHIRE
No entry in SDGW - post-Armistice.
No entry in CWGC - discharged soldier.
John Henry Ruecroft was the son of William and Isabel Ruecroft, formerly or née Fowler.
1901 Redmire, Yorkshire Census: John H. Ruecroft, aged 10 years, born Redmire, son of William Ruecroft, widower.
1911 Redmire, Yorkshire Census: John Henry Ruecroft, aged 19 years, born Redmire, son of William Ruecroft, widower.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte J.H. Ruecroft, 2845 and 200708, 4th Yorkshire Regiment. Date of enlistment: 28 September 1914. Date of discharge: 11 May 1917. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ). Date of entry therein: ( - ). [John was awarded the 1914-15 Star and also received the Silver War Badge.]
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: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
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