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Sturton le Steeple
John was born in 1894 at Sturton le Steeple to Richard William a farmer and coal merchant and Charlotte Barlow, he was part of a large family having some 8 siblings. In the 1911 census the family are living at North Street, Sturton le Steeple , he is single 17 years of age and a joiners apprentice
09 Apr 1918
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874228 - CWGC Website
193583
Sapper
Royal Engineers
John enlisted in Gainsborough and served with the 106th Field Company of the Royal Engineers and he was killed in action on 9th April 1918 , his body was never identified and his name is commemorated on the Ploegsteert memorial
He had a younger brother George who also served in the Great War and was killed in action.
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