Lance Corporal John Bend

LCpl John Bend

Army Number: 6281

Battalion: 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Born and lived at Staveley, Derbyshire. Son of Alfred and Mary Hannah Bend, of 5, Poolsbrook, Staveley. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting on 25th August 1914 at Staveley. He went to France on 17th December 1914 and suffered shrapnel wounds to his feet and leg, on 2nd June 1916. He was treated at 6 Casualty Clearing Station, Bruay, France, then at 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, France. He was transferred to England via Hospital Ship Newhaven, on 11th June 1916 and returned to France on 20th July 1917. He was awarded the Good Conduct Badge on 25th August 1917 and was appointed Lance Corporal on 6th October 1917. He was killed in action, on 7th December 1917, during German shelling of the British line near Trescault, France. 

Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France. Panel 8.

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.

Lance Corporal John Bend is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Staveley Memorial Gardens War Memorial, Staveley, Derbyshire.