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Nothing is known for certain about John’s life, except that regimental records published after the War, show that he was born in Stockport and was living in the town when he enlisted at Manchester. The 1901 Census only lists one person born in Stockport who would have been of the right age to have served in the army. This was a 15 year old boy who was working as a finisher. However, John’s service number is an early one, suggesting he may have been a regular soldier or an ex-regular still on the reserve, who was recalled when war was declared. As such, he may have been serving abroad when the Census was taken.

When war was declared, in August 1914, the 2nd Battalion was stationed in Bangalore, India. It arrived in German East Africa and commenced operations with a base in Mombasa. There were extremely high levels of sickness throughout the period until May 1916, when it was sent to South Africa to recover.

Voi is a small town about 160 kilometres form Mombasa and was a hospital centre for the army. John died of natural causes whilst a patient.

John BAINES
Rank: Private
Number: 9185
Unit: 2nd Battalion LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 8 January 1916
Age: 30 (possibly)
Cemetery: Voi Cemetery, Kenya

This article has been reproduced with kind permission from the Stockport 1914-18 website.

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One Response to 9185 PTE. J. BAINES. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Joy Hoy says:

    Hello,
    I think my uncle John Pennington Baines served in this regiment. His brother Thomas Henry Baines was killed in the war. John survived – I remember him.

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