John Fred Swaine, Corporal 71196, “C” Bty. 83rd Bde, Royal Field Artillery
Killed in action 28th September 1917 in Belgium
John Fred Swaine was baptised on 1 November 1891 at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield, the son of Elizabeth (nee Webster) and John Thomas Swaine, a publican of Macclesfield. By 1901, the family had moved to 75 Whitehall St, Rochdale.
More information will be added here when research is complete.
Corporal John Swaine is buried in Grave Ref. II. C. 19. of the Gwalia Cemetery in Belgium.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Corporal John Swaine, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Brother of Arthur Swaine, who served as Private 9335 with the Lancashire Fusiliers and was killed at Gallipoli in 1915; and Sidney Swaine, who served as Private 39548 with the 42nd Machine Gun Corps and died of wounds in France in 1918.
With thanks to Cath for the additional family information.
GRO (England & Wales) Index: Births
Cheshire Parish Baptism Registers: St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield
Census (England & Wales): 1901
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website