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Pte 16053 / 295058 John Atherton
« on: December 11, 2019, 07:47:35 PM »
John enlisted on 01/01/1915 (SWB Roll). He initially served in 11th Bttn Manchester Regiment 16053 as part of the MEF from 15/09/1915 (Star Roll).  He was later transferred to 1/7th Bttn 295058 and attached to a Trench Mortar Battery (BWM / VM Roll). He was discharged with SWB on 11/12/1917 (SWB Roll)  with VDH (Valvular Disease of Heart) 20% disability aggravated by his service (Pension Card).  John died on 12/12/1920 , aged 40, from VDH.  His wife Annie received a Widows Pension. She lived at 10 Spreadbury St, Lightbowne, Moston, Manchester.   John was buried in Plot M.V51 Failsworth Cemetery.
As John Atherton died from a condition that had been attributed to his service three years earlier, it appear he would qualify for CWGC commemoration.  I will order DC to confirm his cause of death.


Edit 12/12/19 & 14/12/19 Not sure about 1901 or 11 Census
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Re: Pte 16053 / 295058 John Atherton
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 02:25:08 PM »
DC attached confirming VDH as cause of death.  VDH had been aggravated by service, so IFCP will make the application for commemoration.
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Re: Pte 16053 / 295058 John Atherton
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 06:51:19 PM »
We need to see if John Atherton has a headstone at Failsworth and review any inscription.
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