28 September 1917 : Pte John Dinsdale

John Dinsdale was born 1893, Hawes, Yorkshire

Location of Hawes in North Yorkshire in the north of England (cc OpenStreetMap)

From Garras Gayle, Hawes, Yorkshire, born around 1893. The son of stonemason, William and mother Ann (née Taylor). 

John was their only child until as second boy was born in 1906. 

John was a tailor's apprentice before the war. he enlisted in the Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess' of Wales Own). 

He was sent to France in July.

Invalided home ill in December 1916, he returned to the front in July 1917 in time to take part in the 3rd Battle of Ypres but was killed by a shell on 28 September 1917.

John's body was lost in the shelling and he is now commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.

Pension Record Card for John Dinsdale from The Western Front Association Records on Ancestry's Fold3

Pte John Dinsdale, Yorkshire Hussars

28 September 1917

Research by David O'Mara

Sources: The Western Front Association Pension Records, English Census Returns 1891, 1901, 1911.