Richard VERNON
Rank: Private
Number: 9244
Unit: 9th Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Date of Death: 20th September 1917
Age: 22
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Richard had been born in Hyde but, by the time of the 1901 Census, the family was living in Gorton, Manchester. They later moved to 3 Bentley Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport.

Reporting his death, the local newspaper suggested that Richard had enlisted in 1915, although his service number is not consistent with a recruit to the Battalion at that time. It is likely that he originally enlisted into the local Territorial Battalion - the 6th Cheshires - and transferred around the end of 1916. Click here for details of the attack in which he was killed.

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