Good Day All,
I've been doing some voluntary work for Loughborough Museum's, and on a Wednesday get to do my bit at the Carillon Tower & War Memorial Museum.They have a large quantity of bibles belonging to men who would have served with the Leicestershire Regiment and if possible we would like to try and get some of these back to possible family members, local museums, churches or history groups connected to the mans area.
If any of the following men are commemorated on a local memorial or roll of honour and the bible would be of interest to any of the above then please get in touch.
9502 Private George Buxton, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, died of wounds 21.07.1916, buried at Poperinghe New Military Cemetery,born and resident of Finborough, Suffolk.
9088 L/Cpl Gilbert Frederick Erwood, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, killed in action 22.10.1914, commemorated on Ploegstreert Memorial, born Hanham, Gloucester and resident of South Tottenham.
9657 Private Arthur Hooton, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, killed in action 01.03.1915, commemorated on Ploegstreert Memorial, born Trinity, Derby and enlisted Derby.
9212 Private Francis Frederick Thyme, 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, killed in action 24.11.1914, buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, born and resident of Hillsborough.