A descendant of Herbert’s who has compiled a family history (Gordon Richards) has contacted me and has kindly shared his family knowledge of Herbert and I have updated the webpage https://oldwhittingtonops.com/gaunt-herbert/
He also sent me a newspaper cutting with a photograph. The photo is on https://oldwhittingtonops.com/photos-of-the-men/
Today we remember John Newey who died of his wounds on 17th August 1917 aged 34, he lived on Cavendish Street Old Whittington.
He is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery near Ypres.
Albert Hewitt who was killed in action on 10th August 1916 aged 34 years. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
We also remember today Thomas Wm S Pendleton who died on 10th August 1917 aged 25 years. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
Today we remember James W Shawcroft who died 100 years ago today on 8th August 1918. He was 19 years old.
He lived at 223 Church Street Old Whittington and enlisted in 1916 at 17 years of age.
He is buried in Old Whittington (St Bartholomews) Churchyard.
We also remember today John Short who was killed in action on 8th August 1916 and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial France. He was 21 years old.
If any descendants of James or John would like to post information or photographs then please contact me.