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Alfred MOTTERSHEAD

Private 10216 Alfred MOTTERSHEAD of 2nd Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Killed in Action Tuesday 14th September 1915, France & Flanders, age 26

Of:7 Smithy Lane, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1889, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Mary Mottershead and William Mottershead of 23 Norfolk Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France,   I. F. 1.
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde

Notes:

He was killed while in the trenches in France, along with four comrades he was sitting in a dug out, when an enemy shell happened to drop close to them, killing all five instantaneously.

Manchester Evening News, September 24th 1915, Page 4, Column 7.

His last letter home, dated September 12th [1915], he wrote

Dear Mother,
Just a few lines in answer to your welcome letter, which I received a few days ago. I am glad to tell you I expect my furlough in a couple of days, but I don't know what day it will be, so you can expect me. When I get to London I will send you a wire. I hope you are all in the best of health, as this leaves me.
Your affectionate son.
Alf

North Cheshire Herald, September 25th 1915, Page 8, Column 3.

Commonwealth War Grave States name is J. A. Mottershead.