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John Dwyer

Date of death: 4.7.1916
Area: Crofton
Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Family information: Son of James and Margaret Dwyer
Rank: Private
Service number: 3984

War Service

Private John Dwyer is not shown on the Cock & Crown Memorial (Crofton) and his surname is mis-spelt on the Memorial in the Church as “Dewyre”. It was possible to trace him because his family were subsequently well known in the Crofton community. He brother Andrew became a County Councillor. The Census of 1901 showed the family as living in North’s Yard, Crofton. His parents were James and Margaret. They had one daughter and 3 sons.
John served as Private 3984, with 1st/5th Battalion, KOYLI. He enlisted at South Kirkby and was killed in action in France / Flanders on 4th July 1916.
He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Photo of the Thiepval memorial with headstones in front Thiepval Memorial

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