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Manchster
He was the husband of Amy (née Howard) Scoffin and the father of Sidney, Nellie, Percy, Harriet, Eveline and Amy Scoffin.
In 1911 he was a shop porter.
01 Jul 1916
26
811565 - CWGC Website
11056
Private
15th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
He was killed with the First Salford Pals attacking Thiepval. According to Barry Cuttell, 'The daunting task facing the 96th Brigade was the capture of Thiepval. The leading battalions, the 15th and 16th Lancashire Fusiliers (1st and 2nd Salford Pals) were destined to fall in horrendous numbers before the intense machine gun fire from the ruined houses and Thiepval Fort. The German defences facing them were of the highest quality. There was some hand to hand fighting at the wire but most never reached this obstacle. They were cut down in waves as soon as they left their trenches.' 'One Day on the Somme , 1st July 1916' (GMS Enterprises: 1998) p.p.94-95
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