Sunday 21 May 2017

Roll of Honour - 21st May 1917

Killed in Action

6th Battalion: Battle of Arras: support trenches near the River Cojeul, heavy enemy shelling
  • 17782 Lance Corporal Jabez William DRAPER, 22, born Wilden, resided Thurleigh, son of Fred and Elizabeth Draper of Bridge End, Carlton (Tank Cemetery, Guemappe)
  • 13821 Corporal George SHARP, 32, born Hitchin [Hertfordshire], husband of Sarah of Glenview, 20 Putters way, Hitchin (Tank Cemetery, Guemappe)

8th Battalion: front line trenches near Hulluch
  • 39634 Private Willie WOODS, husband of C E Woods of 49 Bury Road, Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe)

Died of Wounds

1st Battalion
  • 20739 Private George HAYDEN, 20, son of William and Alice Hayden of Mill Lane, Bassingbourn [Cambridgeshire] (Calais Southern Cemetery)

4th Battalion
  • 43050 Private Raymond Frederick LOOP, ex-1075 Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion, born East Ruston [Norfolk], resided Great Stukeley [Huntingdonshire], son of Thomas Loop of 7 Broadway Avenue, Saint Margaret’s, Twickenham [Surrey] (Duisans British Cemetery, Étrun)

6th Battalion
  • 28277 Private John BREWER, resided Shillington (London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse)

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