Metcalfe Close (1893) was born at Gunnerside, Richmond, the son of Ralph Metcalfe and Elizabeth Hannah Close (1870).
He joined the 12th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery during the first World War as a gunner. Service number: 162445
Enlisted at Richmond, as it appears he was working at Browson Bank at the time.
His battalion was sent to fight in Palestine where he contracted Malaria and died 14/06/1918.
He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery which is still in the war zone. Grave reference: XXXII. D. 6.
His name appears in the Roll of Honour at the Church of St Peter and St Felix, Kirby Hill, Yorkshire. The inscription reads:
This tablet erected in grateful memory of the men of this Parish who have fallen in the great war 1914 – 1918.
“Their name liveth for ever more”
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