Information about birth

Year of birth:
1885
Place of birth:
Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Coal miner

Army information

Country:
England, United Kingdom
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Rifleman
Service number:
43084
Enlistment place:
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Units:
 —  Royal Irish Rifles, 10th Bn. (South Belfast)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
14/08/1917
Place of death:
Plum Farm, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
32

Memorial

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 2

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place

My story

John Insley was a Rifleman of the Royal Irish Rifles 10th Battalion, 107th Brigade, 36th Division. After having rested and re-equipped in Red Rose Camp on the west of Vlamertinghe, they relieved the 11th Royal Irish Rifles on the 12th of August 1917 at the Front Line by Plum Farm, on the East of Wieltje. In this area, enemy artillery was very active. On 14 August 1917, the day they should be relieved and turn back to camp, John was killed. Probably by the heavy enemy shelling.

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Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1615806/INSLEY,%20JOHN
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary Royal Irish Rifles, 10th Bn.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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