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  • 203017 Private John Everitt, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nott's and Derby Regiment) died of wounds received in action at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
Person Details
Doncaster Yorkshire
He was the son of John and Eliza Everitt and the brother of Jane and Benjamin Everitt. In 1901 they lived at 22 Crossland Road Nottingham.
He was a woodyard labourer
25 Jun 1917
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143758 - CWGC Website
203017
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He attested on 10 December 1915 under Lord Derby's Scheme and was called up on 4 October 1916 aged 34 years 63 days and 5 feet 6 inches in height. On 4 October 1916 he was posted to 5 reserve battalion. After initial training he was posted to 2/5th Territorial Force Battalion in France, sailing from Folkestone to Boulogne. It is likely he never actually went to the 2/5th as on 10 June 1917 he was posted to 1st battalion, one of over 100 all ranks to join in preparation for Third Ypres. John would survive two weeks at the front with the battalion. On 14 June 1917 the battalion arrived at the Cavalry Barracks Ypres (Ieper) and came under constant shellfire whilst there. At some point John received shrapnel wounds to the buttock and was sent to 10 Casualty Clearing Station but died of his wounds and was buried in the adjoining cemetery. John Morse
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery grave XIV D 18;
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  • 203017 Private John Everitt, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nott's and Derby Regiment) died of wounds received in action at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    John Everitt Cemetery - 203017 Private John Everitt, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nott's and Derby Regiment) died of wounds received in action at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse