Thursday, 3 December 2015

Bernard Henry Alderson 1881-1917

Major Alderson's CWGC headstone (from Lives of the First World War)
Born: 22 October 1881 and baptised 24 November 1881 at St Peter's, Warmfield

Son of: Charles Sibbald Alderson, bank manager in 1911 visiting Whitehead family in Pickering, who was married at Wakefield Parish Church on 9 September 1879 to Emily Annie Brown

Position in family: The oldest of 4 children
1. Bernard Henry   WW1 KILLED
2. Evelyn Sibbald born 31 October 1882, died 2 November 1957
3. Lionel William born 19 August 1885, died 1957. Possibly WW1 served Y & L Cycle Corps
4. Winifred Dykes born 14 November 1887. Married Alfred Dalton Bond WW1 served

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 4 St Margaret's Terrace, Ilkley aged 9
1901: 4 Wellfield Road aged 19 2nd Lieutenant York & Lancs
1911: in India

Bernard Henry was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: 1900 aged 18
Regiment and Battalion:  York and Lancaster, then 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse
Service number and rank:  Major
Awards: Victory British and 1914-15 Star

Death: 2 September 1917  aged 36
Buried at: St Pol Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave Reference: G25


Barnsley, St George's Church, Memorial Plaque and Barnsley, St Mary's Church, Combined memorial

 Alfred Dalton Bond 5/York & Lancs TF 2nd Lieutenant 17070, died of pneumonia in Scarborough 22 May 1916. Alfred is named on the St Mary's combined memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission 
Lives of the First World War

More information is available about this man on request.

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