TOWELL John Thomas

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John Thomas Towell served for eight years in the Royal Garrison Artillery before emigrating to Canada. He was the son of  William and Annie Towell of Empingham and born in the village in 1874. On his attestation paper he described himself as a labourer. He joined the Canadian Engineers on 27 September 1915 and was killed seven months later on 15 April 1916. John is buried at Reningheist New Military Cemetery, grave I.C.13, and is remembered on Empingham's war memorial.

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  • Empingham plaque
  • Empingham Memorial
  • Empingham Memorial 2
  • Reninghelst sign
  • Reninghelst New Miltary Cemetery
  • John Towell 2
  • John Towell 1

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4 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 13 December 2014
By John Stokes on Saturday 13th December '14 at 10:11pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
War memorial at Empingham
By jntwll on Monday 28th May '18 at 8:26pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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