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Sturton le Steeple
John was born in 1894 at Sturton le Steeple to Richard William a farmer and coal merchant and Charlotte Barlow, he was part of a large family having some 8 siblings. In the 1911 census the family are living at North Street, Sturton le Steeple , he is single 17 years of age and a joiners apprentice
09 Apr 1918
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Royal Engineers
John enlisted in Gainsborough and served with the 106th Field Company of the Royal Engineers and he was killed in action on 9th April 1918 , his body was never identified and his name is commemorated on the Ploegsteert memorial
He had a younger brother George who also served in the Great War and was killed in action.
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