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Private 73611 Fred ASTLES of 16th Lab. Coy. The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

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

Of:53 Travis Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1897 Over, Winsford, Cheshire
Parents:Fanny Astles and John Astles of 53 Travis Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Planker at Hatworks
He enlisted in:Denton, Lancashire
Remembered on:Over (St Chad) Churchyard, Cheshire,   South-east of church
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde


Brother to Corporal 16909 Harry Astles.

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.”

Extract from A Cheshire Parish at War, St. Chads, Over, Winford, 1914 - 1925 page 105, by Clayton Ann, 1998.