Pte. R. Wilbor


UNIT: 4th Yorkshire Regiment


STATUS: Killed in Action

DATE OF DEATH: 20th March 1916

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Zillebeke, Belgium

AGE: 21

Richard Wilbor was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth D. Wilbor and his father was a Carter. He was baptised in Northallerton on 20th November 1896.

He enlisted in Northallerton, where he lived at Black Swan Yard.

He was killed aged 21, whilst serving in Z Company, who were occupying the front-line trenches in front of Hill 60, near Ypres. It was a relatively quiet day in the line except for some trench mortars which the Germans fired into No. 47 Bombing Sap, killing Private Wilbor, Private Charles Walker from Brompton and two other men, including a Captain of the RAMC who was attending to the wounded at the time.