BOURNE John Henry
Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 240407
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 26th April 1917 aged 28
Buried : Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Grave I. A. 3.
Relatives : Son of James and Rachael Bourne, 26 Barrish St., Newtown, Droitwich, Worcestershire
Memorial : Droitwich St Nicholas Church
Also appears on : Droitwich St Peter's School now in Droitwich Community Hall. Droitwich St Augustine's Church. Droitwich War Memorial. Droitwich St Andrew's Church WW1 Memorial. Droitwich Council Chamber WW1 Memorial.
Credits : Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter.
Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger 5th May 1917:
Sergeant Jack Bourne of Droitwich, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds. Third son of James Bourne, Burrish Street, Droitwich. He was to have married six weeks ago, but at the last moment his leave was cancelled.
A photograph of Sergeant J.H. Bourne of Droitwich can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 12th May 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.