SCHOFIELD, John William

ß Щ He had already served 3 years with 2 Bn Notts and Derbys, before transfer to 7/8 Y & L.  Wounded in April 1916, and classed as dangerously ill. Recovered and was wounded again Aug 1917.  b 1887 Hathersage. 1901C living at White House Farm, Hathersage a ‘cow-boy’. 1911C, married, he was living at Fern Royd, Hathersage, a builders labourer. Two children were born 1912/1913, while living in Sheffield. Living in Chesterfield by 1916. Married in 1909 at Bakewell to Gertrude May Fletcher b 1890 Sheffield. She had two brothers who lived at Monmouth Street, Sheffield and were killed in WW1; Horace Fletcher b1889 Pte 3/1401 KOYLI. KIA 1/7/1916, grave; Serre Road Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, and  Leonard Fletcher b 1897. Pte 20897 2nd KOYLI.  KIA 2/7/1915, buried Voormezeele Enclosure no 3, West Vlaanderen.