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Name:
Robert William Mills Close
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R W M
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Settle
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Lieutenant
Unit:
4th Batt. Yorkshire Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
The Vicarage Wycliffe
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
killed in action
Date of Death:
27-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Soissons Memorial
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Killed in action in France while leading his men

Family Details:

Son of Reverend Arthur Wilfred Mills and Fanny Close Vicar of the Parish from 1880 to 1922

Notes:

In the Army before the war

Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918  Page 3: Column 2

Lieut R W M Close reported missing as of May 27th

Teesdale Mercury 30.10.1918 Page 3: Column 3

Lieut. R W M Close dies in action - 27th May - previously reported missing on this date

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Sources:
First Name: Commonwealth War Graves Commision; Absent Voters List 1918 Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Last Name: Commonwealth War Graves Commision; Absent Voters List 1918 Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Teesdale Mercury 30.10.1918 Page 3: Column 3; Ranks: Commonwealth War Graves Commision; Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Teesdale Mercury 30.10.1918 Page 3: Column 3; Unit: Commonwealth War Graves Commision; Date of Death: Commonwealth War Graves Commision; Teesdale Mercury 30.10.1918 Page 3: Column 3; Overseas Commemorated: Marian Lewis Talk July 19th 2014; Notes: Marian Lewis Talk July 19th 2014; Teesdale Mercury 19.06.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Teesdale Mercury 30.10.1918 Page 3: Column 3; Family Details: Marian Lewis Talk July 19th 2014; First Name: Hutton Magna Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Absent Voters List 1918 Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Unit: Egglestone Abbey Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Absent Voters List 1918 Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Death Notice / Obituary: Egglestone Abbey Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Date of Death Day: Egglestone Abbey Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Teesdale Mercury 30.10.1918 Page 3: Column 3; Date of Death Month: Egglestone Abbey Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Teesdale Mercury 30.10.1918 Page 3: Column 3; Date of Death Year: Egglestone Abbey Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Teesdale Mercury 30.10.1918 Page 3: Column 3; Home Address: Absent Voters List 1918 Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Absent Voters List 1918 Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office);