JOHN GRATRIXRank: Private
Service Number: 72883. Regiment: 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Formerly: 224396, Royal Army Service Corps Died of wounds Friday 10th May 1918 Age 27County Memorial Sale
Commemorated\Buried BOIS-GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
John enlisted in Sale, originally into the Army Service Coprs. He was a motorcycle despatch rider. He was later transferred to the 13th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He died of wounds received in action on the 10th May 1918.
The Nantwich Guardian reported: 17/5/1918
Gratrix- On My 10th. Died of wounds, received in action on the 25th April, aged 27, Pte John Gratrix Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
"Dear son of my bosom, you sleep with the brave, where no tears of a mother can drop on your grave. In a foreign field, in a land far away.
Still our tribute of love thy memory we will pay. Deeply mourned by father, mother and brothers, Lindow Street, Sale.
Researcher: Darryl Porrino