Thursday, 17 July 2014

Richard King Funnell 1887-1918

Richard Funnell is remembered on the Hoyle Mill War Memorial

1887 in Lincoln

Son of:
Walter Funnell b.1861 Lincoln d.1896 Lincoln, aged 35.
1891: Boilermaker, 32 Grantham Street, Lincoln married 6 December 1885 to
Catherine Newton (nee Wilson) b.1864 Boultham, Lincoln.
Catherine married 1903 to Amos Newton b.1856 Silkstone Barnby Basin, d. 20 November 1934 Silkstone, aged 78, 1911: 15 Hoyle Mill Road, Ardsley, Colliery Weighman.

Position in family:
Eldest of 4 children
2. Elizabeth Jane b.1890 Lincoln d.1964 Barnsley
3. William Robert b.1893 Lincoln d.1976 Walsall
4. Thomas b. 1894 d.1894 Lincoln

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 32 Grantham Street, Lincoln, aged 13
1911: 15 Hoyle Mill Road, Ardsley, aged 23


Military Service:
Enlisted: Barnsley
Regiment and Battalion: York and Lancaster transferred to 15th Btn. Durham Light Infantry
Service number and rank: Private 41605, Private 91611
Awards: Victory Medal and British War Medal

29 May 1918, aged 31, Killed in action
CWGC Remembered: Scissons Memorial

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Mrs. Catherine Newton, of 15, Cupola Cottages, Hoyle Mill, Barnsley, Yorks.

Silkstone War Memorial
Hoyle Mill War Memorial, Bethel Chapel, Hoyle Mill

Family gravestone in Silkstone Churchyard
Ardsley, Christchurch WW1 Memorial Plaque 

With special thanks to late Rosemary Lee of the Roggins Local History Group, and Heritage Silkstone who hold Rosemary's archive of research into the men remembered on Silkstone War Memorial.

Reported missing in the Barnsley Chronicle 13 July 1918
"R.K. Funnell, Durham Light Infantry, is missing in France as from May 27.  He joined up in March, 1917, and was wounded in France early in October, being shot in the arm above the elbow.  After being in Engalnd six months he recovered from his wounds and was sent again to France at the end of March.  He is a stepson of Mr. Amos Newton, of 15, Cupold Cottages, Hoyle Mill."

Additional research by Pete Schofield

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