John Alfred Wardle

Source: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission


WARDLE , Private, JOHN A., 3914, 1st/6th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. 1 October 1916. Age 35. Son of the late Edward and Mary Elizabeth Wardle, of High Sands Bank, Cockfield, Co. Durham; husband of Martha Wardle, of Tan Yard Cottages, Aycliffe, Darlington. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.


1901 Census at Blue House, Lands, Evenwood, is the family of Edward and Mary Elizabeth Wardle (née Wilson) with their 6 children. John Alfred was the 4th child, born at Evenwood, age 21, a Coal Miner/Hewer.

By 1911 Edward Wardle had died and his wife Mary was living at Lands Bank, Cockfield with her son William, age 35, an out of work coal miner, and 2 grandsons, Fred and Herbert, sons of her daughter Elizabeth. Herbert is killed in 1917. Herbert attested 12 August, 1915 and joined the 234th Field Coy. R. E., no. 131539. Herbert was awarded the Military Medal 23 March, 1916. Herbert was killed in action 4 August, 1917. His grandmother received his medals.

John Alfred Wardle married Martha Anderson in 1914.