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