brewer john harold

Army Number: 27066

Battalion: 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory MedalSon of George and Sarah Ann Brewer, of Westbourne House, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth, Derby. He was a tape weaver prior to enlisting on 9th June 1915 at Matlock, Derbyshire. He went to  France on 6th March 1916 and suffered gunshot wounds to his neck, on 31st May 1916. He was treated at Remy Siding, Belgium, and returned to his battalion, on 8th June 1916. He was admitted to No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station, Pucheviullers, on 20th October 1916 suffering from appendicitis. He was transferred to No.32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereaux and then to England of Hospital Ship St. Dennis, 3rd December 1916. He returned to France on 30th March 1917 and was killed in action, 20th September 1917, age 21, in the attack on Bulgar Wood, near Ypres, Belgium. 

Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Private John Harold Brewer is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
St. Mary’s Church War Memorial, Wirksworth, Derbyshire,