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David Cunliffe

Date of death: 24.9.1918
Area: Crofton
Regiment: York and Lancaster
Rank: Private
Service number: 22977

War Service

David Cunliffe served as a Private (service number 22977) with the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. He was born at Tydesley, Manchester but at some point must have moved to Yorkshire as he enlisted at Pontefract.
He is remembered at the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
Wakefield Express 26.10.1918
“Private David Cunliffe York and Lancaster Regiment, New Crofton was killed in action on September 24th. He was 38 years of age and prior to enlisting on August 2nd 1915 he worked at Nostell Colliery.”
Wakefield Express 26.10.1918
In loving memory of my dear husband Private David Cunliffe York and Lancaster Regiment, of New Crofton who was killed in action on September 24th 1918.
He fought and died a hero
Somewhere in France in a soldier’s grave
Lies my dear husband amongst the brave
O God how mysterious and strange are thy ways
To take my dear husband in the best of his days
Gone but not forgotten
From his sorrowing Wife and four Children.”

Photo of Vis en Artois cemetery memorial with headstones in front Vis en Artois British Cemetery

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