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John Gore was the husband of Lily Gore, of 18 Stafford Street, Bolton. On 1st February 1915 John enlisted in the Territorial Force and was posted into the 2/5th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was given the service number 3696, later 241583.

John was 26 years 11 months old, and had no previous military experience. He had been working at St. Pauls Worsted Mill (Worsted Spinners) on Caroline Steet, Daubhill, Bolton.

He sailed with the 2/5th Battalion from Southampton to La Havre, landing on 9th February 1917.

Less than three weeks later, 26th February 1917, Private Gore was amongst the first fatalities of their Battalion. He was killed in the trenches in the Fleurbaix sector.


Lily took receipt of her husband personal effects; and was awarded a widows pension of 13/9 a week. They had no children.

  • 1 x Letter
  • 1 x Identity disc
  • 1 x Religious book


Lily received her husbands’ British War and Victory medals in July 1922.

Rank: Private
Service No: 241583
Date of Death: 26/02/1917
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd/5th Bn.


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