Isaac Sherratt, Private 290618, 1st/7th Bn. Cheshire Regt.
Killed in action 23rd July 1918 in France, aged 23
Born in Macclesfield. Son of Isaac and Mary Ann Sherratt, of 2 Gosling St, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Isaac enlisted in the local 7th Cheshire (Territorial) Regiment in Macclesfield shortly after the outbreak of the war, receiving service number 2534, later changed to 290618.
The death of Private Sherratt was reported in the Macclesfield Courier on 24 August 1918:
PRIVATE I SHERRATT – Mr Isaac Sherratt, 2 Gosling Street, is notified that his son, Private Isaac Sherratt, Cheshire Regiment, was killed in France on July 23rd. Private Sherratt was at the landing at Suvla Bay, when he had a narrow escape. He had served three years in Egypt and was drafted to France recently. Educated at St Paul’s School, he was a member and regular attendant at the Fountain Street Mission Hall, where he was highly respected.
The death of Private Sherratt was also reported in the Macclesfield Times on 23 August 1918:
Sympathetic reference to the death in action of Pte Isaac Sherratt, Ches Regt, of 2 Gosling St, Macclesfield, was made on Sunday at the Fountain Street Mission Hall by the Superintendent (Mr J Robertson). A memorial service will be held at the Hall on Sunday evening, Sept 1.
Private Isaac Sherratt is buried at Raperie British Cemetery, in grave ref. Sp. Mem. X. B. 9. (buried near this spot), with the inscription “THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT” added to his memorial stone.
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 23 August 1918
Macclesfield Courier: 24 August 1918