3 October 1916 : Pte John Henry Hargreaves

6222 Pte John Henry Hargreaves, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

A weaver from Bivel Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

John was also a keen footballer and secretary of the Burnley and District Junior Football League.

He enlisted into the 3/4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in early 1916 but was transferred to the North Lancs whilst at Witley in Surrey, prior to embarking on overseas service in August 1916.

British Army WWI Service Records

Severely wounded in the leg and spine at Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme on the 9 September 1916, he was evacuated to hospital in the UK but died of his wounds at Queen Mary's Hospital, Whalley, Lancs on 3 October 1916.

John is buried in Burnley Cemetery, Lancashire.

3 October 1916 died of his wounds

Research by David O'Mara