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John James RILEY

Private 19997 John James RILEY
10th Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps,
attached to 1st/22nd Battalion, London Regiment,
formerly 387 68th Welsh Division, Cyclist Company.

Killed in Action,   Friday 6th July 1917,   France,   age 21

Home address:10 Hoviley Brow, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Clara Riley and James Riley
10 Hoviley Brow, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Worked for his father in the family fruit and vegitable buisness
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Oak Dump Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,
row H, grave 5.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

In the 1921 Cenotaph Unveiling Booklet he is named as James Riley.

He was a keen boxer, and while in training at Bedford won two silver medals for boxing in contests connected with the 68th Welsh Division Cyclist Corps.