John Hebden – Trooper D/18338

John jnr was born in 1889 in Garforth and Baptised on 31st July 1889 

His mother was Lucy H. (nee Broom) and father John was a miner in 1889.
John jnr married 23 year old Mary Vollans 6th Dec 1913. They were living at 10 Stawberry Avenue, Garforth – Mary died in 1969 and was buried in Garforth Cemetery on 14th August 1969 aged 79.Mary was still living at the same addess on her death.
John jnr.and Mary had a daughter and a son
Daughter Ethel Sutcliffe H. Born 24th Dec 1914 She died a Few days later 1st January 1915. Son Benjamin Born 13th April 1916 D 3rd May 1990
He served with 2nd Dragoons Scotts Greys
John jnr Died 5th February 1919 aged 29 and is buried in Garforth Cemetery. Plot D 43

John Hebden Certificate

Family Details

Father – John (b 1859 ) in Garforth in 1911 he was a Coal Miner Hewer working for Garforth Colliery. He was buried in Garforth Cemetery on 8th August 1939 aged 80
Mother – Lucy (b 1856) in Aberford She was buried on 23rd December 1944 in Garforth Cemetery aged 89
John and Lucy Married 1881

Sister – Ethel H (b 1882) in Garforth Ethel Walker died Q1 1907 Husband Elvin Walker
Brother – Thomas Amos H.(b 1884) in Garforth in 1901 he was a Pony Driver
John (jnr)Hebden (b 1889) in Garforth. In 1911 he was a bricklayer working for Geo Marshall & Sons Building Contractors
In 1891 the family were living at Moor, Garforth

Brother – Bertram H. Baptised 23rd August 1891 in Garforth. In 1911 was a coal miner Hewer with Garforth Colliery

He would have been 17 years old in the Scout Group Photograph.
He enlisted in the Territorial Army at Carlton Barracks on 27th August 1909 at the age of 18. The same day and place as George Dacre. Bertram was living at 88 School Terrace , Garforth.Next door to George. Its likely that they had grown up together and were good friends.
Married Hilda Browning 25th August 1917 in St Mary’ Church, Garforth. His occupation was a Soldier
Photo taken 1908 in Scout Group
He was discharged from the Army 23rd April 1918
Bertram’s Daughter, Edith J. was born Q4 1918
He died Q2 1964 aged 72 (Barkston Ash Registration District)

Sister – Ivy H. (b 1895) in Garforth
Sister – Annie H (b 1896) in Garforth Her married name was Thompson. She lived in Haliday Court and provided the names on the Scouts Group photograph to Ken Woodhead in 1988.
Brother – Edwin H. (b 1898) in Garforth .As a 13 year old in 1911 Edwin was working at Garforth Colliery as an underground labourer.
In 1911 the family were living at 88 School Terrace, East Garforth. a four room dwelling. John and Lucy had been married 30 years and had 8 children 6 of whom were still alive.
Also living there was John snr’s five year old Grandson Richard Walker,.Ethel’s son, John Jnr’s Nephew.
John jnr was a cousin of Robert Clarke Dixon .another Soldier listed on the Roll of Honour. John’s Father, John snr, and Annie Dixon nee Hebden were bother and sister.
John jnr was 1st cousin once removed of Walter Horner killed in WW2

Thanks for background infor. to David Hebden – Son of Benjamin and Grandson of John Hebden