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Lance Serjeant 12150 John Shaw PURSSGLOVE of 8th Bn., Cheshire Regiment (Formerly Lance Corporal Welch Regiment)

Killed in Action Wednesday 5th April 1916, Mesopotamia, age 24

Of:Welch Regiment, Barracks, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Born:1891, Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
Parents:Ellen Purssglove and George Harry Purssglove of 24 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Madeleine Purssglove (née Terry) of Clarendon Place, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Lance Corporal Welch Regiment
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Basra Memorial, Iraq,   Panel 14 and 62
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde


Name spelt John Pursglove on Commonwealth War Grave Website.

Soldier's Effects Record: Name spelt as J. Purseglove, Rank Corporal.

Before the war he was connected with several boys' brigades in Hyde, and was scoutmaster of the first troop of Girl Guides.

Taken from an article in North Cheshire Herald, March 27th 1915 , Page 8, Column 6.

Baptist Church and Sunday School, Chapel Street, Hyde.
In ever-loving memory of Edwin Eyre, M.M., Harold W. Lockyear, Harold Slater,
John S. Pursglove, Jesse D. Schoolden, Andrew Leech, Fred Moores, and William Booth.
Message of Remembrance, written for Werneth Low Cenotaph Unveiling June 25th 1921