Private John Walmsley
40601 Royal Engineers 66th Field Coy
Died of dysentry 20th August 1915, aged 21
Formerly lived at 39 Waterbarn Street
Buried in Portianos Military Cemetery, Greece (grave I. B. 43)
Burnley Express 4/9/1915

ROYAL ENGINEER’S DEATH (Burnley Express 04/09/15)

Barrowford and Burnley Lane people will regret to learn of the death of Lance Corporal John Walmsley of the Royal Engineers. He was a nephew of Mr John East, of Albert Mills, Barrowford, and formerly of Burnley Lane, and a well known St Andrew’s cricketer. Lance Corporal Walmsley died on August 20th at Port Mudros, near the Gallipoli Peninsula, and the official information states that he died from dysentery. He resided with his uncle at Ryedale, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, before he joined the forces.





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