Hyde War Memorial Trust

Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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Lance Serjeant 12150 John Shaw PURSSGLOVE
8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
formerly Lance Corporal Welch Regiment

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

Home address:Welch Regiment, Barracks, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Born:1891, Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire
Parents:Ellen Purssglove and George Harry Purssglove
24 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Madeleine Purssglove (née Terry)
Clarendon Place, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Lance Corporal Welch Regiment
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Basra Memorial, Iraq,
panel 14.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

Name spelt John Pursglove on Commonwealth War Grave Website.

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

From the North Cheshire Herald, 27th March 1915 , page 8, column 6:

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

A Message of Remembrance, written for Werneth Low Cenotaph Unveiling, 25th June 1921:

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.