John Reginald Swallow (1888-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SWALLOW, JOHN REGINALD. 2nd Lieutenant. 1st Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment. Born Hepworth, Holmfirth. Son of Mr Charles Swallow of Wolverhampton. Married. Prior to enlistment was employed as a language master at a London secondary school. Reported wounded and missing after the attack on Guillemont on 8.8.1918 during the Battle of the Somme. The authorities stated that Lieutenant Swallow was wounded and after he was attended to he went on fighting and was then fatally wounded. Was afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

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