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Born: 1887, Wakefield
Died: 27-3-1918
Address: 7 Merton Street, Shipley
Parents: Stephen & Ada, nee Ramsden
Spouse: Florence, nee Cowman (later Welsh)
Occupation: Grocer, Noble’s, Otley Road, Shipley
Rank: L Cpl
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill; St Paul’s, Shipley, Arras Memorial
Children: 1
Regiment: West Riding
William Cawthorne
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His wife, who lives at 7 Merton Street, Shipley, has been officially informed that her husband, L Cpl William Cawthorne, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regt has been killed in action on 27th March. He was 30 years of age and employed by Mr Noble, grocer, Otley Road, before he joined up in August 1916. He had been at the front twice, the interval having been spent in England in recovering from trench fever and trench feet. His wife has received a letter of sympathy from his platoon officer who added that the deceased was a popular, cheerful and courteous NCO and set an example of devotion to duty that would be remembered by all who knew him. Shipley Times & Express, 26 April 1918
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