Tuesday 25 April 2017

Roll of Honour - 25th April 1917

Killed in Action

6th Battalion: Battle of Arras: front line east of the Roeux-Gavrelle road
  • 43187 Private Arthur BRYANT, 19, ex-2267 Essex Regiment, son of Alfred and Emma Bryant of 6 The Warren, Manor Park [Essex] (Arras Memorial)
  • 15606 Private William Francis CHALKLEY, born and resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)
  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Bernard Valentine COLCHESTER, 27, son of Edward and Marguerite Branford Colchester of Great Shelford [Cambridgeshire] (Arras Memorial); his brother Lieutenant Edward Cromwell Colchester died on HMS Irresistible on 18th March 1915 and is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • 32192 Lance Sergeant Frederick William DUDLEY resided Upper Shelton (Arras Memorial)
  • 32218 Private James FASSNIDGE born Tunbridge Wells [Kent] resided Watford [Hertfordshire](Arras Memorial)
  • 13240 Private Albert HARRIS born Slip End, resided Luton (Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle)
  • 33083 Private Edward Alexander SPARROW, 36, ex-8988 Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), son of Edward Sparrow of 34 Albany Road, Walthamstow [Essex] (Arras Memorial)

Died of Wounds

1st Battalion
  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Donald Samuel WRIGHT, 22, attached 8th Battalion, son of Samuel E and Emma Westrope Wright of Lyndhurst, Walkern [Hertfordshire] (Calais Southern Cemetery)

8th Battalion
  • 18798 Private William James WEBSTER, 33, son of William James Webster of High Street, Baldock [Hertfordshire], husband of E M Webster of 2 Silver Hill, Royston [Hertfordshire] (Béthune Town Cemetery)

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