Thursday 8 June 2017

Roll of Honour - 8th June 1917

Killed in Action

2nd Battalion: Battle of Messines: front line at Observatory Ridge near Zillebeke
  • 39811 Private Edward George BISHOP, 36, born and resided Long Buckby [Northamptonshire], son of G and A Bishop, husband of Juliana Townsend (ex-Bishop) of Church View, Long Buckby (Perth Cemetery (China Wall))
  • 200290 Private David HALL, 19, son of Sarah Jane Barnett (ex-Hall) of Keysoe Brook End (Perth Cemetery (China Wall))
  • 27447 Private Ernest Victor PURKISS, 36, son of Jeremiah and Harriet Purkiss of Thornton Heath [Surrey], resided Hoddesdon [Hertfordshire] (Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery)

Died of Wounds

2nd Battalion
  • 28838 Private Henry Frederick HARMER, 34, son of Rosetta Harmer of Chapel Field, Stalham [Norfolk] (Perth Cemetery (China Wall))
  • 9787 Private Ernest Frank KEDGE, 24, born Clophill, husband of W D Kedge of 27 Union Street, Bedford (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery)
  • 202802 Private Bertram William POULTON, 27, born Dunstable, son of Lionel and Louie Poulton, husband of Fanny Elizabeth of Rose Cottage, Princess Street, Dunstable (Mendinghem Military Cemetery)


1st Battalion
  • 10221 Sergeant Frank WHIDDETT, 30, born Sheerness [Kent], son of Alfred and Ethel Whiddett, husband of Catherine Freeman (ex-Whiddett) of 3 Harringay Terrace, Eaton Socon (Eaton Socon churchyard)

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