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

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

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

From the Manchester Evening News, 24th September 1915, page 4, column 7:

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.

From the North Cheshire Herald, 25th September 1915, page 8, column 3:

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.

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