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  • bosworthAn article appeared about Richard Bosworth in the Midland Counties Express of 25 November 1916, including this photograph. This states that he had four children, and had himself attended St John’s School as a boy. The newspaper had two letters from his officers. One stated that he was buried in a separate grave in the presence of his officers and some of his comrades. He had been slain by a German sniper and “died at his post doing his duty”. His father-in-law was also at the front, along with his brother-in-law.
  • It seems that that F. Eastwood who died on 23 July 1917 is the same man who had links with Heath Town. Frederick was born and enlisted in Blackpool, the 1901 census records the family living in Blackpool, his mother older brother and sister were born in Wolverhampton and his father was born in Stafford. So far have not been able to find the family in the 1911 census other than his brother James who by that time was married and still living in Blackpool.
  • There is a small piece about John Goucher in the Midland Counties Express of 25 November 1916, including the same photograph as appeared in the Express & Star. This also includes the additional detail that his wife lived at 5 Pipers Row and he attended Monmore Green Council School as a child.
  • Frederick Charles Mander’s grave is in Merridale Cemetery and one of our Facebook friends has posted a picture of it there.
  • William Padmore’s medal index card refers to him serving in the Balkans from November 1915, so this may be the reason he received the Rumanian award.