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57958, 20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 15 September
1916. Aged 21. Born 7 October 1894 in Blackpool. Son of Robert and
Emma Varley, of 13 Devon St., South Shore, Blackpool. Attested 9
November 1914 in Toronto, Canada, aged 21 years 1 month, Machinist
by trade, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 35¼ inches, fair
complexion, brown eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Presbyterian.
No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian
Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9914
242405, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed
in action 1 September 1918. Aged 34. Born Beeston, enlisted Blackpool.
Son of Laura Verdon, of 14, Northfield Avenue, North Shore, Blackpool,
and the late Robert Verdon. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
28256, No. 3 Company, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds
6 April 1918. Aged 37. Born Leeds, enlisted Blackpool. Husband of
Alice Vollans, of 127, Montague St., Blackburn, Lancs. Buried in
ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row
D. Grave 7A.
5 September, 2018