John William Marples


Submitted by John Somerset.

John was John Somerset’s great great grandfather.

Born in Sheffield.
Adopted son of W. H. and Sarah Worton of 11 Burlington Street, Sheffield.
Married Hilda Battley in 1915. They had two children:
• William Marples (b. 1906)
• Hilda Marples (b. 1909)
After his death Hilda married Alfred Walker and lived at 16 Burlington Street, Sheffield.
Employed as a cogger.
Enlisted at Sheffield.
Went to France on 26th August 1915.

John was Pte. 11537 11th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). He is believed to have died in the battle to take the Horseshoe Trench, in the area of La Boisselle on 4/7/1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.


Thiepval Memorial









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