During November 1918 seven men from the 5th Reserve Battalion died of influenza

Six of the these men had been mobilised and posted to the 5th Reserve Battalion between August and September 1918. They were all admitted to Hospital between the 8th and 13th November 1918.

120935 Pte Joseph Holt aged 31. A coal miner from Kirkby who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 1st August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 13th November and died at Louth in the VAD Hospital 9 days later. Son of Mary Ann Laban (formerly Holt), of Mount Pleasant Rd., Castle Gresley, Burton-on-Trent, and the late James Alfred Holt. Born at Linton Heath.


120963 Pte John Lowbridge aged 29. A miner from Chesterfield who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 1st August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital  on the 13th November and died at Louth in the VAD Hospital 3 days later. Son of John and Emma Lowbridge, of Pear Tree Cottage, Bridge St., Pilsley.


121031 Pte Frank Edward Bennett a coal miner from Pleasley Hill. who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 8th August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 11th November and died at Grimsby Military Hospital 5 days later. 


121038 Pte John Jackson aged 33. A shunter from Kilburn in Derby who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 8th August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 9th November and died at Grimsby Military Hospital 6 days later. Son of Peter and Mary Jackson, of Repton, Derby, husband of Annie Jackson of Rueson Green, Kilburn, Derby.


121043 Pte William Woolins aged 19. A miner from Codnor who was who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 9th August 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 10th November and died at Grimsby Military Hospital 10 days later. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Woollins, of Church St., Waingroves, Codnor, Derby.


121238 Pte Stephen Parish aged 32. A miner who was mobilised and posted to the 5th Res Battn on the 2nd September 1918. He was admitted to Hospital on the 8th November and died at Louth in the VAD Hospital 7 days later. Husband of Florie Parish, of 17, Hugley Rd., Halesowen, Birmingham.


2/Lt George Rhodely Seneschall aged 24. Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. A. Seneschall, of 43, Salisbury St., Long Eaton.

 

 

 

 

On this day 13th November 1918: The award of decorations

13/11/18 BOULOGNE: The following decorations were awarded by the C in C for gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on BELLENGLISE and LEHAUCOURT 29th September 1918.

Military Cross

2/Lieut F Touch DCM

Lieut (A/Capt) H S Pink

2/Lieut RA Frith

Lieut JN WIGHTMAN

2/Lieut C BIMROSE

2/Lieut A MACKINTOSH

Distinguished Conduct Medal

265035 CSM C GREENWOOD

240819 Pte AL Howe

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

On this day 11th November 1918: Armistice signed

11/11/18 BOULOGNE: Armistice signed. Hostilities ceased at 11.00 hrs.

The following men died on this day

11260 Harry Noel Lancaster from Newcastle in Staffordshire. Attested in October 1916 and was mobilised on the 19th February 1917. Arrived in France in April 1918 and was posted to the 7th Battalion. Reported missing and Prisoner of War on the 16th April 1918 and died in the 11th November 1918 aged 19.

266018 Pte Albert Duke died of pneumonia in Nottingham Military Hospital aged 22. Son of Mrs. Hannah Wilford, of 8, Radcliffe Terrace, Radcliffe St., Nottingham. Born at Gamston, Notts. Died of pneumonia whilst home on leave. Arrived in France in June 1915.

4643/266399 Pte Rowland Young from Nottingham. Arrived in France in October 1915 wounded and taken prisoner in March 1915. Died of influenza in hospital in Germany on 11 November 1918. He is buried in Niederzwenren Cemetery.


100136 Pte Thomas Savage Handy died of injuries under suspicious circumstances aged 35. Son of Thomas and Lucy Handy; husband of Gertrude Handy, of 29, Halford St., Smethwick, Staffs. Attested May 1916 and mobilised January 1918.