Sunday 5 February 2017

Roll of Honour - 5th February 1917

Killed in Action

1st Battalion: front line at Ferme du Bois near Béthune
  • 23134 Lance Corporal James NORMAN, 25, son of Jesse and Jane Norman of Beeston Green (le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l’Avoué)

4th Battalion: relieved from front line on the north bank of the Ancre
  • 4/6585 Private Frank DOWSE, born Abbots Langley [Hertfordshire], resided Rickmansworth [Hertfordshire] (Thiepval Memorial)
  • 23081 Private Arthur Robert GOODMAN, 20, A Company, born Leagrave, son of Mr and Mrs Virgin of 27 Lea Road, Luton (Thiepval Memorial)
  • 20630 Lance Corporal Lewis John HARVEY, 29, son of Greenwood and Mary Harvey of Halifax [Yorkshire], husband of Edith of Ampthill Road, Shefford (Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel)

8th Battalion: front line opposite Hohernzollern Redoubt near Loos
  • 33226 Private Ernest James PEARSON, 30, son of D Pearson of Blundeston [Suffolk] (Vermelles British Cemetery)

Died of Wounds

8th Battalion
  • 29693 Private William W CLAYDON, 28, son of C Claydon of 32 Eden Road, Haverhill [Suffolk] (Béthune Town Cemetery)


4th Battalion
  • 26753 Private Cecil John MARSH, born Halstead [Essex], resided Cardiff [Glamorgan] (Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel)

12th (Transport Workers) Battalion
  • 39010 Private Edward William FOX, 31 born and resided Swanton Novers [Norfolk], son of Robert and Georgianna Fox of Bale [Norfolk] [Croydon (Queen’s Road) Cemetery)

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