Lieutenant William Arthington WORSLEY
Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Lieutenant William Arthington WORSLEY

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Lieutenant William Arthington WORSLEY

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Lieutenant William Arthington WORSLEY

Born at Hovingham, 5th April, 1890, eldest son of Sir William Arthington Worsley, Bart., of Hovingham Hall, Yorkshire.
2nd Lieut, 4th December, 1912 ; Lieut., 30th October, 1914; Capt., 17th June, 1917 ; Adjt, 18th February, 1920; retired with a gratuity, 7th March, 1923.
Went to Belgium with 2nd Battn. in 1914. Was wounded and taken prisoner at Gheluvelt, near Ypres, about 30th October, 1914 (1914 star silver and bronze medals).
Elected Captain of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club in December 1927.

Succeeded to the Baronetcy 27 November 1936 (hence now Sir William Arthur Worsley, Bart.)
Recalled 1939. 2nd World War. Employed at No 5 ITC (Richmond) until December 1941.
Zone Commander Home Guard 1941-45.
County Cadet Commandant, ACF North Riding 1945 -1951.
Her Majesty's Lieutenant for the North Riding of Yorkshire from June 1951 to May 1965.
Died December 1973.

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