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John was born at Arnold in 1897, the son of Mrs Mary Sulley of 66 West Street, Arnold and the late John Sulley. In the 1911 Cencus the family are shown living at 62 West Street, Arnold, both he and his father John were in the brewery trade.
He was employed in the brewery trade
26 Sep 1917
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1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters and after training was posted to their 1/8th Territorial Battalion. At the outbreak of the war this battalion had its Headquarters in Newark, with company’s based at Southwell, Carlton, Arnold, Mansfield and Worksop. By September, 1917, the battalion were in the line in the Cambrin Sector. They were at Fouquieres on the 13th and they moved into huts at Mazingarbe on the 20th. Between the 21st and the28th of September the battalion were in the Front Line and Support Trenches at Hill 70 near Mazingarge. The battalion war diary shows that on the 26th the period consisted of ordinary trench warfare. The trenches were very little shelled, but at times the left Company experienced some trouble from heavy enemy Trench Mortars. It was in these trenches that John was killed in action being caught by one of the German Heavy Trench Mortar bombs.
He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France
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