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Remembered Today:

Pte J E Balme

Steven Broomfield

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Found this unusual grave marker in Netley Hospital Cemetery, near where I live.

Thought it was unuausl for a private soldier - I see he's a Leeds Pal. I thought any Leeds Pals buffs might be interested, and might know a bit more than his CWGC ENTRY


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One of the newspaper extracts in Laurie Milner's book on the Leeds Pals mentions him.

"Another of the Pals, Private John Edwin Balme, eldest son of Mr George P Balme, of Outwood, has died in Netley Hospital from his wounds. He was 26 years of age."

Yorkshire Evening Post Monday July 10th 1916, reproduced on p156 of the book.


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