Saturday, December 9, 2023

Belper Relatives of First World War Veterans Sought

On the weekend of the 1st/2nd/3rd July 2016 Richard Pinkett is helping arrange several commemorative events around Belper to mark the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

He is trying to contact any living relatives of the 14 men from Belper who perished on that terrible day who wish to attend or take part in any of the commemorations. The men are:

Private 26676 Allan Bembridge
Private 24201 John Bembridge
Private 200141 Albert Blount
Sergeant 200031 Fred Bowler M.M.
Private 32115 Percy Cartwright
Lance Corporal 2409 Henry Clayson
Lance Corporal 200494 Jim Green
Private 3474 Percy Hallam
Corporal 201082 Francis William Melbourne
Private 6851 Sydney Herbert Morley
Private 3531 Samuel Pape
Private 2756 Walter Pepper
Private 200342 Joseph Taylor
Sergeant 200005 William Wilkinson

Please email him at if you are a relative and are interested.

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