Peter Etchells, Private 27696, “B” Coy. 18th Bn, Welsh Regiment
Died 10th December 1916 in Somme, France, aged 21
Son of William and Caroline Etchells, of White Cottage, Lane Ends, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
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Peter’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times of 26 January 1917.
Private Peter Etchells is buried in Grave Ref. Priez Farm Mem. 13. in Guards’ Cemetery, Combles, France. His mother asked for a cross and the words “Bear ye one another’s burdens” to be added to his headstone.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Peter Etchells.
Locally, Private Peter Etchells is commemorated on the Sutton St James’ Church and Walker Lane war memorials.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 26 January 1917, 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)