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Aysgarth St Andrew War Memorial - Two men the same


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On the Aysgarth St Andrew War Memorial, Yorkshire, there are two men whose details are virtually the same. Both are Matthew HESELTINE, they have consequetive service nos., enlisted same battalion in same regiment and died on the same day at the same place and are commemorated on the same panel of the same war memorial. There are several differences between them though. There is also a gravestone dedication to one of them but I cannot determine which one so any help on this one would be appreciated.

Aysgarth St Andrew War Memorial, Yorkshire

The entries read:

HESELTINE, Matthew - Private 20348, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th September 1916. Born and resident Aysgarth, enlisted Leyburn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.

HESELTINE, Matthew - Private 20349, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th September 1916. Born Thornably and resident Aysgarth, enlisted Leyburn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.

Listed on a family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MATTHEW HESELTINE OF SWINCOTE, THORALBY DIED JULY 27TH 1912 AGED 68 YEARS. ALSO MARGARET HIS WIFE DIED DECEMBER 21ST 1911 AGED 62 YEARS. ALSO MATTHEW HESELTINE KILLED IN FRANCE SEPT. 16TH 1916 AGED 21 YEARS. ALSO WILLIAM THEIR SON DIED AT VANCOUVER JUNE 30TH 1917 AGED 32 YEARS

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SDGW CD-Rom shows two men with the details you mentioned. Like you say they both share the same details...except that 20348 was born/enlisted/residence Aysgarth/Leyburn/Aysgarth and 20349 was born/enlisted/residence Thornaby/Leyburn/Aysgarth

Tony

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Hi Martin,

Peter is right they were cousins. Both joined up on same day into the same Regiment, and died on the same day.

Here is a link to Cravens Part In The Great War Website and Newspaper article's from the Craven Herald 06/10/16 06/10/13 14/09/17 relating to the both of them.

http://www.cpgw.org.uk/craven_herald_artic...B-08&arID=1

Regards

Chris

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Thanks guys.

That should help me sort the two out. your help appreciated.

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Lots of Heseltines in the area (but not as many as Metcalfes!)- see

http://www.dalesgenealogy.com/census/thor_01.html

One of them is shown in 1901 census figures

http://www.dalesgenealogy.com/census/thor_01.html

Thoralby

6. Swinacote

HESELTINE Matthew/Head/M/57/farmer/own acct/Yks/Newbiggin in Bishopdale

HESELTINE Margaret/wife/M/50/Yks/Reeth

HESELTINE Ann/dau/S/21/farmer's dau/worker/Yks/Newbiggin

HESELTINE Mary/dau/S/13/Yks/Thoralby

HESELTINE Catharine/dau/11/Yks/Thoralby

HESELTINE Matthew/son/7/Yks/Thoralby

HESELTINE Margaret/g-dau/3/Yks/Thoralby

and the other is here

http://www.dalesgenealogy.com/census/newbiggin_01.html

Newbiggin

11. HESELTINE Thomas/Head/M/52/stone mason & farmer/own acct/at home/Yks/Newbiggin, Aysgarth

HESELTINE Mary Jane/wife/M/47/Yks/West Witton

HESELTINE John William/son/S/26/farmers son/worker/at home/Yks/Thoralby, Aysgarth

HESELTINE Harriet/dau/S/17/farmers dau/worker/at home/Lancs/Toxteth, Liverpool

HESELTINE Thomas/son/S/15/Yks/Bishopdale, Aysgarth

HESELTINE Isabel/dau/10/Yks/Bishopdale, Aysgarth

HESELTINE Robert/son/9/Yks/Bishopdale, Aysgarth

HESELTINE Margaret/dau/7/Yks/Bishopdale, Aysgarth

HESELTINE Matthew/son/6/Yks/Bishopdale, Aysgarth

HESELTINE Mary/dau/4/Yks/Bishopdale, Aysgarth

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Thanks Phil. Appreciated. I have now updated the pages to show who is who.

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Pleased to be of some help - it's actually a very useful website if your ancestors are from that area - one side of my family is from Leyburn/Spennithorne and I have made loads of connections from this site - especially to Grandad's mates who joined up with him in Leyburn market place in August 1914

Regards

Phil

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