Haldenby, John Robert

BORN COTTINGHAM 1886. SON OF DAVID & HANNAH HALDENBY, FROM GEORGE STREET, COTTINGHAM. SON OF A LABOURER. ELDEST OF FIVE CHILDREN. A DOMESTIC GARDENER. HE ENLISTED IN THE HULL PALS, ON 29/12/1914, AGED 28 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT 5.5 INCHES TALL, 37 INCH CHEST.. SERVED IN “C” COMPANY, WITH THE 13TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT IN EGYPT. ARRIVED IN FRANCE, ON 08/03/1916. WOUNDED IN THE FACE BY A GRENADE, ON 8/09/1916. RETURNED TO UNIT ON 26/09/1916. PROMOTED LANCE SERGEANT, ON 1/10/1916. KILLED IN ACTION, AT SERRE, ON 13/11/1916, AGED 30. LISTED ON COTTINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL. HIS NAME IS ALSO RECORDED ON THE COTTINGHAM METHODIST CHURCH WW1 PLAQUE. HE IS BURIED AT LUKE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, PUISIEUX, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, “DEARLY LOVED”


First name:
JOHN ROBERT
Military Number:
13/1140
Rank:
Lance Sergeant
Date Died
13/11/1916
Place died:
Luke Copse British Cemetery, Puisieux, France
Age:
30
SCRUTON COTTAGE, COTTINGHAM, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK