HIND, Sydney

✟ ≠ Sapper 158030 173 Tunnel Coy Royal Eng. Presumed killed 29/3/1918. Remembered at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France and on the Darfield Memorial Tablet, All Saints Church, Darfield. There seemed to have been a number of the soldiers from the same company ‘presumed killed’ that day. This suggested it might have been a tunnel collapse, but according to the records 173 Coy and several other tunnelling companies were converted to emergency Infantry, 25/3/1918 in order to help stem the first German Offensive of 1918.  b 1896 Darfield. 1911C at Darfield, an office boy. His mother was Clara Appleyard, b Hathersage 1875, she also lost a brother; James Appleyard in the conflict. Her nephew,  Wilson Eyre Appleyard also served.