tr>Date of birth:Spring 1888
|Date of birth:||Spring 1888|
|Place of marriage:||December 1916|
|Place of marriage:||South Stoneham, Southampton|
|Rank:||A / Bdr|
|Regiment:||Royal Garrison Artillery|
|Battalion:||Hampshire RGA / TF|
|Died:||15th June 1917 aged 29 years|
|Death location:||Killed in action in France|
Life before the War
John was born in Bracknell, Berkshire in 1888. He was the son of Thomas and Fanny.
In the 1891 census the family were living in White Waltham where Thomas worked as a gardener. As well as John, who was 11 at the time of the census, Thomas and Fanny also had 2 daughters, Ellen (aged 13) and Selina (aged 9).
By 1901 the family had moved to Southampton where Thomas was working as a chimney sweep.
In 1911 John was serving as an Officer’s Steward on the Prince of Wales which was part of the Atlantic Fleet stationed in Gibraltar.
John married his wife Elizabeth (nee Goodridge) in December 1916. The marriage was registered in the South Stoneham District of Hampshire.
John served in the Royal Garrison Artillery and was killed in action on 15th June 1917 at the age of 29.
He is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery (Grave reference 1V.A.2),
He is remembered on the 1920 Roll of Honour and was awarded the Victory and British Medals to commemorate his service and sacrifice.
|Published.:||19th February 2015|
|Updated:||Insert dates here|
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