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In Memoriam - J Swale



Jeffrey Swale



Jeffrey Swale


Born in Hampsthwaite in 1881, the son of Richard and Ann Swale, he is recorded in the 1891 census as living in Hampsthwaite with his parents and two sisters (Emma and Ada).

By 1911 he was living there with his widowed mother, his two sisters now living elsewhere. He was a stone mason and in September 1913 he married Margaret Millar Dewar of Bilton.

Although only 5 feet 4 inches in height, he was enlisted at Harrogate as a Private in the Durham Light infantry on the 15th September 1916 (service number 42331). After only seven months in the Army and at the age of 36 he contracted pneumonia and died whilst on leave at his home in Hollins Road, Hampsthwaite.

He died on 8th April 1917 and is buried in the churchyard in Hampsthwaite with a Commonwealth War Grave headstone. His widow remarried in 1919.



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In Memoriam - J Swale


Jeffrey Swale



Jeffrey Swale


Born in Hampsthwaite in 1881, the son of Richard and Ann Swale, he is recorded in the 1891 census as living in Hampsthwaite with his parents and two sisters (Emma and Ada).

By 1911 he was living there with his widowed mother, his two sisters now living elsewhere. He was a stone mason and in September 1913 he married Margaret Millar Dewar of Bilton.

Although only 5 feet 4 inches in height, he was enlisted at Harrogate as a Private in the Durham Light infantry on the 15th September 1916 (service number 42331). After only seven months in the Army and at the age of 36 he contracted pneumonia and died whilst on leave at his home in Hollins Road, Hampsthwaite.

He died on 8th April 1917 and is buried in the churchyard in Hampsthwaite with a Commonwealth War Grave headstone. His widow remarried in 1919.



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