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Place of Birth: Newbiggin, Yorkshire
Service No: 20348
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-14
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: AYSGARTH, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: THORALBY, YORKSHIRE
Matthew Heseltine was the son of Thomas and Mary Jane Heseltine, née Falshaw. Thomas was born at Newbiggin and Mary at West Witton, Yorkshire. Matthew was the cousin of Private Matthew Heseltine (20349) (q.v.).
1901 Newbiggin, Yorkshire Census: Matthew Heseltine, aged 6 years, born Bishopdale, Aysgarth, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Mary Jane Heseltine.
1911 Newbiggin, Yorkshire Census: Matthew Heseltine, aged 16 years, born Bishopdale, Yorkshire, son of Mary Jane Heseltine, widow.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Matthew Heseltine, 20348, Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 2B [Balkans]. Date of entry therein: 28 September 1915.
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: 11th (Northern) Division
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