John Furr

Name

John Furr

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/05/1918
37

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
53260
Manchester Regiment
11th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT
V.H.2B.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

John was the son of Thomas & Mary Furr of Fishers Green, Stevenage. He lived at 1 Springfield Passage, Stevenage with his wife Phyllis and their daughters, Phyllis & Violet. Before the war had been employed at the Worbeys timber yard in Trinity Place, Stevenage. He was one of five brothers who were serving in the Army all of whom had been either wounded or gassed, some both.

Wartime Service

The Medal Index Card for John shows that he served with both the Labour Corps and the Manchester Regiment. He died from a serious gunshot wound to his thigh and is buried in the Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson