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John Henry RUECROFT

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Surname: RUECROFT

Forename(s): John Henry

Place of Birth: Redmire, Yorkshire

Service No: 200708

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1919-02-26

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Non-CWGC Burial: REDMIRE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

Local War Memorial: REDMIRE, YORKSHIRE

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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

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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: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

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