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John Edward Riley was born around 1886 in Bolton. He was the son of Mary Hannah Riley who lived at 3 Sandy Bank Road, Edgworth, Bolton. His father Thomas had died by 1911. John had one elder sister, two younger sisters and two younger brothers.

In 1911, John aged 24, was working as a back-tenter at Calico Printworks.

During the First World War, John served with the 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, he enlisted in Bolton.

It is not known exactly when, but John landed in France sometime after January 1916.

John Edward Riley was killed on 4th June 1917 at Ypres; the Germans launching no fewer than 67 ‘minnies’ against ‘B’ Company that day.

The family of John Edward Riley would receive his British War Medal, the Victory Medal and a memorial plaque.

Unfortunately his service records have not survived.

Rank: Private
Service No: 23269
Date of Death: 04/06/1917
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st/4th Bn.

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