1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (British Army)
31/07/1917 (Killed in Action)
The 1911 census reveals John William Silkstone as a Manufacturers Clerk, age 27. He was born in England. He lived with his mother, Mary, a widow and his 24 year old brother, Joseph. The CWGC also only lists one John William Silkstone. He enlisted with the North Staffordshire Regiment. Lance Corporal John William Silkstone died on 31July 1917..
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.