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Name:
Wilfrid Joseph Harrison Hepworth
Casualty No.:
Initials:
W J H
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Captain
Unit:
Royal Army Medical Corps
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Reported to have resided at Spring Lodge while he was stationed in the town.
Civilian Employment:
Doctor
Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
11-January-1918
Place of Death:
Nottingham
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Catholic Cemetery, Barnard Castle
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

The strain of duty had seen Wilfrid confined to his bed with a serious illness for two months before his death. He died at home in Nottingham.

His remains were interred with military honours in the roman catholic cemetery in Barnard Castle.

Teesdale Mercury-19/06/1918: Local and other notes: Remains interred

Teesdale Mercury-12/06/1918: Deaths

Family Details:

Youngest son of Benjamin and Jane Hepworth of Spring Grove, Barnard Castle. He had two sisters, one being Agnes Hepworth. 

Husband of Winifred Hepworth of Hyson Green, Nottinghamshire and father of two daughters.

Notes:

Wilfrid had worked as a doctor in Nottingham for 18 years and was held in very high esteem. He joined the RAMC in 1916 and was made Captain a year later. The strain of duty had seen him confined to bed for two months before his death. 

Teesdale Mercury-09/08/1916: Local and other notes: Accepted service

Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918  Page 3: Column 2

Captain W J H Hepworth, buried locally

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Sources:
First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Last Name: St Mary's data; Private individual; Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Service: St Mary's data; Private individual; Ranks: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Unit: St Mary's data; Private individual; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Home Address: Private Individual; Civilian Employment: Teesdale Mercury; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Place of Death: St Mary's data; Buried: St Mary's data; Private individual; Notes: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;