Regiment : 1st/1st Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry)
Service number : 2575
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds on 2nd October 1915
Buried : Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, Grave D. 139.
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Also appears on : Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire Hussars. Old Swinford C of E School.
Credits : Additional information researched by The Black Country Society. The Yeomanry Cavalry of Worcestershire 1914 - 1922 researched by Sandra Taylor.
Enlisted Worcester, resident Stourbridge.
John Bury lived at 68 Enville Street. Stourbridge, and attended Oldswinford Church of England School. Before the war he worked for Nickolls and Perks, the wine and spirits merchant. He enlisted in the Worcestershire Yeomanry and was sent out to Gallipoli in 1915. There were few battles as such at this stage of the campaign but conditions for warfare were atrocious. The danger from snipers and shells was constant and disease was an additional hazard after September. Trooper John Bury was seriously wounded at some point in the campaign and taken by sea to a military hospital at Alexandria. He died of wounds aged 26 on the 2nd October 1915. His name is also commemorated on the St. Thomas’s church memorial.
Private J. Bury 1st/1st Worcester Yeomanry, embarked at Avonmouth 9th April 1915 for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt on 24th April 1915. Wounded 22nd September 1915, died of wounds on 2nd October 1915.
Source for additional information: The Yeomanry Cavalry of Worcestershire 1914 – 1922.