Private John Bookless

Private John Bookless , “B” Company, 9th Battalion, Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ). He died in France on 1st November 1918, aged 24. He was the son of John and Mary Bookless of Swinton and is buried in Terlincthin British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas De Calais, France. 9th Cameronians were part of 9th ( Scottish ) Division. He had been wounded in action and taken to the 53rd General Hospital where he contracted Meningitis which proved fatal. He had already been wounded twice and before enlisting he had been employed as a rabbit catcher. His brother William Booklees had been killed in 1915 in Gallipoli. He had originally enlisted in the K.O.S.B. but had been posted to the Cameronians in France.

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