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Forename(s): John Morris
Place of Birth: Bolton, Lancashire
Service No: 201268
Regiment / Corps / Service: Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Battalion / Unit: 1/5th (Renrfrewshire) Battalion
Division: 34th Division
Date of Death: 1918-07-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. E. 16.
CWGC Cemetery: MONTREUIL-AUX-LIONS BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division
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