Private John Lancaster
11641 6th East Lancashire Regiment
Died of Wounds (at Sea) 11th August 1915, aged 26
Lived at 16 Zion Street
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
Burnley Express 21st August 1915

(Burnley Express 21st August 1915)

When the war broke out John Lancaster, imbued with a spirit of patriotism, left Bishops Glass Works, where he was earning over £3 a week, joined the 6th East Lancashire Regiment (Kitcheners Army). Leaving behind his wife and two children, who live at 16 Zion Street, Burnley, he went into training at Tidworth. afterwards at Winchester and then at Blackdown (Aldershot) and sailed for the Dardanelles a few weeks ago. The sad news has now been received from the War Office by his wife, that he died from wounds on August 11th, having been in the Army a year and six days. Pte. Lancaster was 26 years of age and a native of Burnley.
His last letter to hios wife was dated July 13th, and said - "We are in the trenches now and I glad to tell you I am in the pink oh health, and hope I keep so. You ought to see me in my litte dug-out. You wouldn,t half laugh. We have a little song of our own, and we keep in the best of health"




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