Rank: Private
Number: 3937
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 9 April 1915
Age: 18
Cemetery: Aberystwyth Cemetery

Isaac's parents were George and Ruth. The 1901 Census records them as then being aged 33 and George was working as a sawyer.

The 1/6th Battalion left for France in the autumn of 1914, so the military records are slightly in error to describe Isaac as being part of that unit. He was, in fact, a member of the 3/6th Battalion - which was the second of the reserve Battalions.  The men had been recruited during the late autumn and early winter and, after a period of drill training at Stockport, the Battalion left for Aberystwyth. The troops were billeted in private homes and guest houses and this period is well described in the booklet "Stockport Lads Together" by David Kelsall. The booklet mentions that Ike died of pneumonia. His mother came from Stockport to attend the military funeral. The family would have had the option of bringing him back to the local area for burial, but this would have been at their own expense.

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