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Surname: HESELTINE

Forename(s): Matthew

Place of Birth: Newbiggin, Yorkshire

Service No: 20348

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion

Division: 11th (Northern) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-09-14

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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

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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: 11th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division

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Surname: HESELTINE

Forename(s): Matthew

Born: Aysgarth, Yorkshire

Residence: Aysgarth, Yorkshire

Enlisted: Leyburn, Yorkshire

Number: 20348

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1916-09-14

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HESELTINE

Forename(s): Matthew

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 20348

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 6th Battalion

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1916-09-14

Additional Information:

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

6th (Service) Bn. Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

To Front line trenches (9/9). Attack and capture of Turk Street and the Wonder Work (14/9) – on left of assault bombers played an important role in this operation – gains consolidated and held against series of counter attacks. Relieved and to Hédauville (16/9). Casualties – 135.

[Matthew Heseltine and his cousin, Matthew Heseltine, were both killed in this attack on the 14th September 1916.]

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06 October 1916

HAWES – REPORTED DEATH OF TWO BISHOPDALE SOLDIERS: A Lamentable Coincidence

Pte. Matthew Heseltine, Yorkshire Regiment, fourth son of the late Thomas Heseltine, Newbiggin, near Aysgarth, has been reported killed in action on September 16th. He enlisted in February 1915 before he was 20 years of age and served in the Dardanelles before being transferred to France.

A remarkable coincidence has occurred in the reported death in action of another Pte. Matthew Heseltine, Yorkshire Regiment, fourth son of the late Matthew Heseltine, Thoralby, and cousin to the named soldier.

Both enlisted on the same day, were in the same regiment, kept together nearly all the time and were killed together. Singularly both belonged to a family of 10, four of whom were boys and six girls.

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