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Tyrrells of Woolaston, Gloucestershire.

John Tyrell

Tyrells of Woolaston

Above Left: Amos John and Frances Tyrrell, (sometimes written as Terrell) c 1900.

Above Right: John Amos Tyrrell their youngest son. John who served in the 10th Batallion of the Gloucestershire Regiment was killed in action during World War I on 22nd July 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.


Left: John Amos Tyrrell's name on the Thiepval Memorial, France.
(photo by kind permission of of Eric Nichols)

Nick Christian added (August 2010): "... Pte 23635 John Tyrrell was posted to France and the 10th Gloucestershire Service Battalion at the end of October 1915 to help replace the battalions horrific casualties at the Battle of Loos in Sep/Oct 1915 when many Forest of Dean men were killed. He survived some vicious trench fighting and the winter of 1915/16 before the battalion was sent to the Somme in early July 1916. The 10th Gloucesters dug assault trenches on the northern outskirts of Bazentin le Petit on the night of 19/20 July and on the night of 22/23 July they made a night attack on the enemy Switch line. Although some got into the enemy trenches the battalion was forced back with the loss of 12 killed, 58 wounded, 74 missing, nearly all actually dead. Although the ground was later captured, the bodies of the dead still lay where they fell as late as January 1917. Most have no known grave and are comemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing".

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