Private John William Hitchen
240117 Army Veteran Corps
Died of Wounds 1st April 1941, aged 58
Lived at 15 Cavour Street
Burnley Express 5th April 1941

Wounded & Gassed in 1916, discharged and tried to work as a fish monger in Plumbe St.
But he had to finish in 1923 due to ill health, spending many years in Sanatoriums.
He was a well known pianist
Received a Medal for saving French soldiers in the firing line April 1915.




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