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William Ryder

Date of death: 18.4.1915
Area: Crofton
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding)
Rank: Private
Service number: 7632

War Service

Private Ryder served in the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s and was killed in action on 18th April 1915. He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
From the Wakefield Express 26.2.1916:
News has been received at High Street, Crofton of the death in action of Private W Ryder of the Duke of Wellington Regiment. Joining the forces at the outbreak of the war he took part in the battle of Mons and in March 1915 he was reported missing. Prior to war he was employed at the Middleton Colliery.”

Photo of Menin Gate Ypres memorial. White stone and red brick with columns  building with water in front. Menin Gate Ypres

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