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John William PURCHES

Serjeant 7270 John William PURCHES of 1st Bn., Cheshire Regiment (Formerly 8657, 6th Bn., Manchester Regiment)

Died of Wounds Thursday 22nd October 1914, No.13 General Hospital, Boulogne, France, age 29

Of:42 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1885, Newton, Cheshire
Mother:Anna Purches of 42 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to May Purches (née Mosley) of 9 Sackville Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Occupation:Piecer
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Grave/Panel III. A. 1 of the memorial in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Notes:Casualty Form: Died at 10:30pm at No.13 General Hospital, Boulogne, from wounds received in action.

(Some records incorrectly show the address as Newton, Lancashire.   See our notes on County Confusion. )