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.

71st Trench Duty: 23rd – 27th June 1918

23.6.18: Battalion relieved 1/5th Leicestershire Regiment in RIGHT subsection of GORRE SECTOR

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


23.6.18: Relieved 138th Brigade in GORRE SECTION night of 23/24 June.

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


305096 Pte William Tudbury died of wounds aged 23. Son of William and Mary Jane Tudbury of 23 Orchard St., Hucknall in  Nottingham.

A Pre-War Territorial who arrived in France in June 1915 and only served with the 1/8th Battalion.

On this day 19th June 1918 – Gallantry Awards

19.6.18: Corps Commander awarded Bar to Military Medal to 240138 Sgt TW Spencer MM and 240244 Cpl EH White MM for gallantry and devotion to duty during raid of 6/7 inst.

Thomas William Spencer

Edward Huddlestone White

19.6.18: Surg.-Major AW Shea DSP rejoined Battalion from Rest Station.

Arthur Wilson Shea

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

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.