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In Memory of

Sergeant William Norman Boore

20218
2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in Action 24th April 1918

The NEG of 17th May 1918 carried the obituaries of five local men, including a brief one for Sergeant Boore who lived with his wife at 151, Mill Lane, Newton-le-Willows. William must have been a regular soldier or a reservist as he fought, and was wounded, at the Battle of Mons at the very beginning of the War. He was also at the ‘Lancashire Landing’ at Gallipoli when the Regiment famously won ‘six VCs before breakfast’.

His name is one of over 20,000 officers and men recorded on the Loos Memorial who died in the area between September 15th 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos, and the Armistice, and who have no known grave.