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Sheffield
He was the son of William (died 1914) and Sarah Elizabeth Eley and the brother of Alice, Fanny and Samuel Eley. In 1911 they lived at 5 Railway Terrace Loughborough. He was the husband of Gladys Mary (née Kidger) Eley.
In 1911 he was a farm labourer.
17 May 1917
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Radcliffe On Trent. His mother's address was Radcliffe on Trent on Eley's Army Service Record (ASR).
Private
9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Transferred to Depot Bn He enlisted 8/9/1914. 6/8/1916 he received gunshot wounds to the back, thigh and scalp which resulted in lower limb paralysis. X Rays revealed TB between his 4th and 5th lumbar vetebrae. Removing the TB caused an abscess which failed to drain or heal and Eley died as a result (ASR).
Chichester Cemetery Grave Reference: 121 76A
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