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Name:
Francis Pyburn
Casualty No.:
Initials:
F
Service No.:
54483
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
33
Ranks:
Rifleman
Unit:
West Yorkshire Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
The Green, Staindrop
Civilian Employment:
labourer
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Tyne Cot Memorial
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

In January, 1918 the Parish magazine recorded his death. “He fell in action on October 9th & was in the West Yorkshires. Many mourn his loss. He was the son of the Late Thomas & Mrs Pyburn, well-known & respected Staindrop people.”

Family Details:

Francis was the son of Thomas & Ruth Pyburn of Staindrop. In 1901 he was 16 & living with his parents on The Green. His father was a self-employed tailor & Francis worked as a labourer.

Notes:

A Raby source states that Francis was a journeyman gardener, who came to Raby in July, 1907 & left on 22nd March, 1916. He joined the West Yorkshire Regiment in March 1917 & served in France & Flanders. Francis was killed in action on 9th October, 1917 aged 33 & is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;