Regiment : 11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 17105
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Between 24th April 1917 and 25th April 1917 aged 23
Buried : Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece.
Birthplace : Pershore, Worcestershire
Relatives : Son of William Thomas and Hannah Need, of Priest Lane, Pershore, Worcestershire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Pershore C of E School now in Pershore Working Men's Club. Worcester Cathedral Cloister Windows Bell Ringer.
11th Worcesters. Son of Verger Need, Engine Terrace. Died April 24th in Salonica.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
A photograph of Sergeant J. Need of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 23rd June 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/