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Second Lieutenant Eric Crane Holdcroft
Date of death: 04/10/1917 (aged 19)
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY
Son of Joseph Peter and Sarah Holdcroft, of "Wavertree," Porthill, Stoke-on-Trent.
Private William Beech
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Date of death: 03/07/1916 (aged 18)
Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Beech, of 47, High St., Knutton, Stoke-on-Trent.