Lance Corporal George Stothart

Lance Corporal George Stothart, ” Z ” Coy., 11th ( Service ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in France on 6th September 1916, aged 21, of wounds received in action during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Thomas and Cecily Stothart of Hetton Limeworks, Lowick and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Saviour In Thy Gracious Keeping Leave We Now Or Dear One Sleeping “. The photograph shows a recently captured trench on the Somme with the chalk soil of the Region very much in evidence. This ground turned into a glutinous quagmire in the autumn rains and made any kind of movement difficult.

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