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40133   Lance Corporal John William Silkstone
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 31/07/1917 (Unknown)
Age: 33
Summary      
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..
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 55
CWGC Casualty 916746
Summary      
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.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 303
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1 1901 Census lists Silkstone family 1901 does not list John William, living at house 42 in Sherrigrim, Stewartstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Silkstone family 1911 census lists John William, age 27, as a manufacturer's clerk, living at house 42 in Sherrigrim, Stewartstown, Tyrone