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John James RILEY

Private 19997 John James RILEY of 10th Bn., Army Cyclist Corps attd. 1st / 22nd Bn., London Regiment, (Formerly 387 68th Welsh Div. Cyclist Coy.)

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

Of:10 Hoviley Brow, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Clara Riley and James Riley of 10 Hoviley Brow, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Worked for his father in the family fruit and vegitable buisness
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Oak Dump Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,   H. 5.
Link with 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.