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Private 4523 Alfred Yorke

9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died of Wounds: Mesopotamia, 12th April 1916, aged 30

  • Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 9. The memorial has been badly damaged during the conflict in Iraq
  • Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War & Victory medals
  • Son of Joseph YORKE of Ansley Village.
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Ansley

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born Mar Qtr 1886 in Ansley
  • Employed as a Labourer

    Alfred’s parentage is somewhat complex. His Military record suggests that his mother was Harriet, however, she was dead long before he was born.

    His father Joseph Yorke was married to Harriet Morgan during December Q 1863, by (Census) 1871 they were living in Ansley with children George (7) & William (4). Children were baptised at St. Lawrence, Ansley: Joseph [28 Feb 1869], Mary Ann [23 Jul 1871] & Walter [14 Mar 1875].

    By 1881, Joseph is widowed and living in Ansley with his children: William, Joseph, & Walter and a [married] servant Sarah A. Wilson.

    By 1891 Joseph is allegedly married to Sarah, although no marriage has been identified. Alfred, aged 5, is now a son of the household.

    In 1901, Joseph is again widowed; he was living at the Lord Nelson Inn, Ansley with his two children, Walter (26) and Alfred (15). Sarah Yorke died December Q 1899.
    Alfred left his effects to his brother George which suggests that by 1916 he had not married and his father had died

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