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Private 73611 Fred ASTLES
16th Labour Company, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Died of Illness,   Saturday 24th March 1917,   Military Hospital, Oswestry,   age 19

Home address:53 Travis Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1897 Over, Winsford, Cheshire
Parents:Fanny Astles and John Astles
53 Travis Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Planker at Hatworks
Enlisted:Denton, Lancashire
Remembered:St Chad's churchyard, Over, Cheshire,
a grave south-east of the church.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Brother to Corporal 16909 Harry Astles.

An extract from A Cheshire Parish at War, St. Chads, Over, Winsford, 1914 - 1925, page 105, by Clayton Ann, 1998:

On March 29th [1917, Rev. William Herbert] Stables officiated at the St. Chad's funeral of Private Fred Astles who had died in a military hospital at Oswestry, aged only nineteen and without having served abroad at all. The Vicar warned his flock that “in consequence of labour difficulties, it is now necessary to give notice of any funeral immediately, otherwise we can in no way promise that the grave will be dug by the desired date.”