Roland MATHER
Rank: Private
Number: TR/4/54108
Unit: CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 9 January 1919
Age: 18
Cemetery: All Saints Churchyard, Marple, Cheshire

The war was still in progress when Roland was conscripted into the army when he became 18. He had been born in Littleborough, Lancashire, but the family later came to live at 24 Winson Terrace, Hawk Green, Marple.

The 1901 Census records his father, Alfred, then aged 38, working as a calico machine printer and his mother, then aged 30. It also notes his older brother and sisters - Eva (5), Gertrude (7), Louisa (4) and Wilfred (3). Roland was only 11 months old.

Roland was undergoing army training in Ireland when he was taken ill in October 1918. This was reported to be nephritis brought on by exposure. He was still in hospital when he died nearly three months later.

Further information about Roland, including a photograph, can be found in the book "Remembered" by P Clarke, A Cook and J Bintliff.

   
           
   
     
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