Private John Battle
5724 1st East Lancashire Regiment
Lived at 18 River Street

Served 1898 until 1919 (21 years service but no LSGC). Served in the Boer War -QSA with bars CC, OFS and Johannesburg and KSA usual 2 bars. Arrived France with 1st battalion 22 August 1914 but was hospitalised sick in November 1914. He then served with the 765 Employment Company Labour Corps until his discharge in 1919.

(Courtesy of Dave Ingham)






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