Private John Cassidy

Private John Cassidy ( possibly ) 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Flanders on 26th October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres, aged 25. He was the son of Mrs Anne Cassidy of Lucker Cottage, Belford, Northumberland and is buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium. This cemetery was constructed after the Armistice by bringing in casualties from the surrounding battlefields. The photographs show the desolation of the Flanders battlefield where the drainage systems had been destroyed by the incessant shelling. His Headstone is inscribed ” R.I.P. The Souls Of The Righteous Are In The Hands Of God “.

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