This week’s Macclesfield Express (12th April 2017) includes an article about the song Roger Walker wrote as a tribute to his ancestors, Arthur and Frank Herity, who lost their lives in the Great War in 1917 and 1918. Listen to the song using a link on the page about Frank Herity.
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Arthur Herity, Corporal 8523, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action 22nd October 1917 in Belgium, aged 29
Francis (Frank) Herity, Private 53041, 14th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 19
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Upload of preliminary details for April and May 1917 completed.
Bygone News added:
News from the Macclesfield Times and East Cheshire Observer of Friday 13th April 1917 – news of casualties at the battle of Gaza (25th-26th March 1917) reached Macclesfield 100 years ago this week.
Previous updates can be found in the News section.