John Robert Warrington was born in Preston in the summer of 1898, the son of William and Mary Warrington. He was a gardener before the war and on 4 November 1914 he joined the 5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, aged just 16 years old. He was sent to the Western Front in July 1915 and took part in the Battles of Loos and the Somme. He was killed near Chocques from wounds and gas poisoning on 21 June 1917 and is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, grave I.L.11. John is remembered on Preston's war memorial.
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