We remember John Breaks

We remember John Breaks

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Timeline

Timeline

1884
sibling William Breaks Source:9302219 1884
1886
sibling Ralph Breaks Source:9302219 1886
1888
sibling Ada May Breaks Source:9302219 1888
1889
sibling Thomas Edward Breaks Source:9302219 1889
1891
birth Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:7076355 Source:9302218 1891
1893
sibling Annie Breaks Source:9302219 1893
1901
location 5 Spring Grove Terrace, in the Burley district of Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:9302218 31st March 1901
1901
dates Age 9 Source:9302218 31st March 1901
1911
employment Pattern Dyer for Anilius Color Maker Aniluis Color Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:9302219 2nd April 1911
1911
dates Age 19 Source:9302219 2nd April 1911
1911
location 128 Jesmond Avenue, Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:9302219 2nd April 1911
1914
dates Age 22 Source:9302147 4th August 1914
1915
enlistment Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:9302147 9th December 1915
1915
location 287 Toller Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:9302147 9th December 1915
1915
service British Army Private TR/5/46216 Training Reserve 31st Battalion Source:9302147 9th December 1915 - 22nd July 1917
1915
dates Age 24 Source:9302147 9th December 1915
1915
employment Dyer's Apprentice Not known Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:9302147 9th December 1915
1917
employment Dyer Not known Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:9302147 4th January 1917
1917
dates Age 25 Source:9302147 23rd July 1917
1917
service British Army Private 57642 The Prince of Wales’ Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Source:9302147 23rd July 1917 - 26th November 1917
1917
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:9302147 21st November 1917 - 11th October 1918
1917
service British Army Rifleman 57642 The Prince of Wales’ Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1/8th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion Source:9302147 27th November 1917 - 28th January 1918
1917
hospitalisation "Coming out of the line fell on broken duckboard. It was dark at the time" [Western Front probably France] Hospital/Institution Source:9302147 11th December 1917
1918
service British Army Rifleman 57642 The Prince of Wales’ Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1/7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion Source:9302147 29th January 1918 - 11th October 1918
1918
dates Age 27 Source:9300758 11th October 1918
1918
death Killed in Action John Breaks was recorded as Missing Presumed Dead at the time of "the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos" [quote from the CWGC website]. He was 27. the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois France Source:7076355 Source:9300758 11th October 1918
burial Vis-En-Artois Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Pas de Calais France Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 4 Source:9300758

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John
Initials J
Last Name Breaks
Source 480352
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
128 Jesmond Avenue, Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 2nd April 1911
287 Toller Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 9th December 1915
5 Spring Grove Terrace, in the Burley district of Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 31st March 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army TR/5/46216 Training Reserve 31st Battalion Private
British Army 57642 The Prince of Wales’ Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Private
British Army 57642 The Prince of Wales’ Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1/8th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion Rifleman
British Army 57642 The Prince of Wales’ Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1/7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion Rifleman
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sarah Ann Breaks nee Varley mother
John Breaks father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William Breaks brother 1884
Ralph Breaks brother 1886
Ada May Breaks sister 1888
Thomas Edward Breaks brother 1889
Annie Breaks sister 1893
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1917-01-04 5'6"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1915-12-09 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Keith22624
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Keith22624

External Evidence

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CWGC website entry for 57642 John Breaks - West Yorkshire Regiment Keith22624
Lives of the First World War website entry for H/47211 Ralph Breaks - 18th Hussars Keith22624
Lives of the First World War website entry for 242138 William Breaks - West Yorkshire Regiment Keith22624
Lives of the First World War website entry for 2nd Lt Thomas Edward Breaks - Labour Corps Keith22624

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