Gunner Harry Cunliffe
1905 Royal Field Artillery
Killed in Action 4th February 1917, aged 20
Lived at 24 Rossendale Road
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France
Commemorated on the Rosegrove Wesleyan Church Roll of Honour
Burnley Express 28th February 1917

Burnleys Great War Centenary Adopted by: Bethany Cunliffe
Burnley Youth Council

Burnley Gunner Killed ( Burnley News - 28th February 1917

One of Three Soldier Brothers

Gunner Harry Cunliffe, one of the three soldier sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Cunliffe, of 26, Rossendale Road, Burnley, is officially reported to have been killed in action on the 4th inst. Twenty years of age, he was formerly a weaver at Messrs. Spencer’s Imperial Mill, Rosegrove. He volunteered for the army two years ago, and was drafted to France at Christmas, 1915. In an engagement at Mametz Wood last July, he was wounded by shrapnel, and was afterwards treated in a hospital at Glasgow. After a short home leave, he returned to the Front last November. The two other brothers serving are Gunner R. Cunliffe, R.G.A., and Sapper R. H. Cunliffe, Royal Engineers.




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