Friday, 22 May 2015

Riley, James - Private (42141)

Private James Riley
1st/6th Battalion
North Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in Action
29th September 1918
Age 19
Buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

Private James Riley, North Stafford Regiment, who was killed in action on September 29th, was 19 years of age, had been in the Army 18 months and was the oldest son of a family of nine.  He was formerly a weaver at Parker and Hasler's Vale Mill, Haslingden, had been in the St. Andrew's Mission Chapel Choir, and was on the roll of honour of Haslingden Parish Church.  His parents live at 9 Hudrake, Haslingden. 

Newspaper Memorial:

In loving memory of Private James Riley, North Staffords, killed in action on September 29th 1918.

"Of all the golden memories,
That we so dearly treasure,
Are the many happy hours,
That we have spent together."

Inserted by his true Friends, Annie and Lance Corporal Joe Haworth (in Belgium)