Category Archives: Casualties

On 1st July 1918 – Thomas Greaves is mortally wounded

1/7/18 LE QUESNOY: Capt T GREAVES wounded in action and died of wounds. 2/Lieut W BLOOD wounded in action.

Thomas Greaves from Chesterfield was mortally wounded when his “C” Company HQ, which was in a conservatory at Gorre, was hit by a heavy shell.

William Blood was transferred to Hospital in England and returned to the 1/6th Battalion in December 1918. He was demobilised in April 1919 having originally arrived in France in February 1918.

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


1.7.18 GORRE SECTION: Hostile artillery fairly active during the morning. Eight patrols out during the night and one by day. Brigadier General PR WOOD CB, CMG retired and took over Command of the Brigade.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 28th June 1918 – 2/Lt Meakin was wounded

28.6.18 Trenches: 2/Lt W MEAKIN wounded in action.

William Meakin had arrived in France in April 1918 and had joined the 1/6th Battalion just ten days earlier. He was transferred to England in October and did not return to France.

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


28.6.18: Quite day. Patrols were out during the day.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On these days in June 1918 John Price and Maurice Marshall both died aged 19


97468 Pte Maurice Horton Marshall

Son of Frederick and Louisa Marshall, of 8, Duke St., Southport, Lancs. Maurice was posted to the Sherwood Foresters in April 1918.

He arrived in France in May 1918 and was posted to the 1/6th Battalion as part of the 53rd Reinforcement.


94499 Pte John Price

Son of William and Julia Price. Native of Underwood Notts. He would have been posted to the Sherwood Foresters in September 1917.

On this day 19th June 1918 – John Robert De Roche is killed aged 19

93840 Pte John Robert De Roche was the son of Charles Thomas and Christina De Roche of Monkwearmouth in Sunderland.

John was mobilised in the summer of 1917 and only served overseas with the 1/6th Battalion. He is buried in FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION.

 

On this day 16th June 1918 – Thomas Hughes was killed in action

93871 Pte Thomas Hughes aged 19. Son of Edward and Emma Hughes of Police Station, Madeley in Crewe. Native of Loggerheads, Market Drayton, Salop.

Thomas was another conscripted soldier who was mobilised in the summer of 1917 and only served overseas with the 1/6th Battalion.


16.6.18: Quiet day. Seven patrols were out during night.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]