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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died of wounds (DOW) in captivity.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

3088 Private PETER BOMMER

Peter Bommer was born in Westhoughton and enlisted as Special Reserve at Bolton on 21st August 1914. He was 31 years old and had no military experience. He had been working as a carter/coachman. Peter had married Elizabeth Ann (nee Brown) in October 1903 at Bolton.

Peter sailed for France to reinforce the 1st Battalion on 29th November 1914.  Within a month of arriving in France the 1st Battalion were in action at Givenchy on 22nd December. During the battle Peter sustained gunshot wounds to the back of his legs (below the knee) and was taken Prisoner of War.  He died of his wounds in captivity at Aix la Chapelle (Aachen) at 5:00 AM on 2nd January 1915.

Rank: Private
Service No: 3088
Date of Death: 02/01/1915 (DOW)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XIII. C. 11.

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 507

1st Battalion: 444 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 51 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

1/4th Battalion: 3
1/5th Battalion: 3

New Armies
7th Battalion: 1
10th Battalion: 1

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 2
3rd Battalion: 1
Unknown: 1

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