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Private John Wilfred Bollard

27920 1st/4th Battalion East Yorks Regiment
(formerly 31513 Northamptonshire Regiment)

Son of Mr George and Mrs Elizabeth Bollard
Husband of Alice (nee Wooding)

Aged 23 years

Died 25th March 1918

Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
Panel 27 & 28

Born at Rushden, enlisted at Wellingborough.
The Rushden Echo Friday 10 May 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden's Casualty List

Mrs J W Bollard, of 39 Cromwell-road, Rushden, received official news last Saturday that her husband, Pte John Wilfred Bollard, aged 23, East Yorks Regiment, was killed in action on March 25th. He joined the Colours in 1914 immediately following outbreak of war and had been three times wounded, having been home on leave so recently as February last. Up to the tune of enlistment he was in the employ of the Mr Coe as engine-cleaner at Derby. His parents, Mr and Mrs George James Bollard, reside at 30 Chase-road, Wellingborough. Mrs Bollard, in addition to her recent bereavement has also lost two brothers in the war, viz., the late Ptes Fred Wooding (Northants Regt.) and Sidney Oliver Wooding (Durham Light Infantry). Another brother, AB Charles Wooding, R.N.D., was taken prisoner of war on March 24th this year, the news being received by Mrs Bollard recently. AB Chas. Wooding up to the time of enlistment in November, 1915, worked for Messrs. Denton and Sons Ltd, Rushden. On a card he has sent to his sister he says he is well.

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