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John Morris SOUTHERN

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Surname: SOUTHERN

Forename(s): John Morris

Place of Birth: Bolton, Lancashire

Service No: 201268

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

Battalion / Unit: 1/5th (Renrfrewshire) Battalion

Division: 34th Division

Age: 30

Date of Death: 1918-07-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. E. 16.

CWGC Cemetery: MONTREUIL-AUX-LIONS BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Morris Southern was the son of Isaac and Jane Southern, née Morris. Both parents were born at Bolton, Lancashire. John was the cousin of Private George Wilson (42595) (q.v.) and Private Peter Wilson (12118) (q.v.).

1891 Bolton, Lancashire Census: 57, Bryce Street - John Southern, aged 5 years, born Bolton, son of Isaac and Jane Southern.

1901 Bolton, Lancashire Census: 45, Noble Street - John Southern, aged 13 years, born Bolton, son of Isaac Southern.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 29, Essex Street - John Southern, aged 22 years, born Bolton, Lancashire. [John was living with his married cousin, Ruth Alice Southworth, née Baron. Ruth's brother-in-law, the future Private Willie Dowd (11284) (q.v.) was also living there with his four sons.]

The British Army Service Record for John Morris Southern (12684) exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Southern, 3264 & 201268, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

John is commemorated by Bolton Remembers: an online reference documenting Bolton's war dead (boltonremembers.org).

A short biography of John is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

SOUTHAM, John, aged 30, [Barnoldswick], Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, well-known footballer, killed in action July 25, 1918.

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Private John Morris SOUTHERN

Private John Morris SOUTHERN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: SOUTHERN

Forename(s): John

Born: Bolton, Lanarks [sic]

Residence: Bolton, Lancs

Enlisted: Rothesay, Butes

Number: 201268

Rank: Private

Regiment: Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/07/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly S/12684, 6th Battn., D.O.W. West Riding Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: SOUTHERN

Forename(s): John Morris

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 201268

Rank: Private

Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Unit: 1st/5th Bn.

Age: 30

Awards:

Died Date: 25/07/1918

Additional Information: Son of Issac and Jane Southern, of 9, Co-operative St., Barnoldswick, Yorks.

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23 August 1918

Barnoldswick Footballer Killed

Private John Southern (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) killed in action on July 25th was formerly a well-known playing member of the Barnoldswick United Football Club. He was 30 year of age, and unmarried. At the outbreak of hostilities Private Southern was employed by Messrs. West, of Manchester, in the erection of the new plant at Barnoldswick Gasworks, and as member of the Territorial Force war immediately mobilised. He spent two years in Egypt before being transferred to France, where he had been serving over twelve months. Two of his brothers have been prisoners for nearly four years, being taken during the Mons retreat in October, 1914; another brother (Peter) was recently wounded in France, and another is doing garrison duty in India.

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23 August 1918

Barnoldswick Footballer Killed

Pte. John Southern (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), killed in action on July 25th, was formerly a well-known playing member of the Barnoldswick United Football Club. He was 30 years of age and unmarried. At the outbreak of hostilities Pte. Southern was employed by Messrs. West, of Manchester, in the erection of the new plant at Barnoldswick gas works, and as a member of the Territorial Force was immediately mobilized. He spent two years in Egypt before being transferred to France, where he has been serving over 12 months. Two of his brothers have been prisoners for nearly four years, being taken during the Mons retreat in October 1914; another brother (Peter) was recently wounded in France, end another is doing garrison duty in India.

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