Wednesday 25 April 2018

Roll of Honour - 25th April 1918

Killed in Action

1st Battalion: Battles of the Lys: minor operation near Merville
  • 13082 Private Walter Joy CLEAVER, born Toddington, son of John and Emma of Rising Sun, Harlington  (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) his brother Sidney Charles was killed with 1st/5th Bedfords on 8th April
2nd Battalion: Battles of the Lys: the canal bank near Ypres, shelling
  • 3/7572 Private Joseph Frank PEACOCK-NEWPORT, 22, son of Charles and Ella Newport of Archway House, Gentleman’s Row, Enfield [Middlesex] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery)
  • 240785 Private William Horace SUMMERS, ex-20515 Cheshire Regiment, resided Coseley [Staffordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)
Died of Wounds

7th Battalion
  • 40696 Private William BROOKS, 21, ex-38150 Leicestershire Regiment, son of Richard Henry and Mary Ann Brooks of Leicester, husband of Mary Ann of 36 Middle Street, Mill Lane, Leicester (Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme)
  • 30923 Private Frederick Thomas HICKS, 24, foster son of Ann Lungley of Wigborough Road, Peldon [Essex] (Longueau British Cemetery)
  • 17427 Private George PEACOCK, 27, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Peacock of Husborne Crawley, resided Woburn Sands [Buckinghamshire], enlisted October 1914 at Woburn from the Duke of Bedford’s estate (Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme)

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