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Charles Nesfield Andrewes
Frederick Balchin
Henry Bennett
Charles Bradford
William Burgess
Arthur Chessall
James Compton
Aldwyn Custance
Charles Deacon
Frank Eames
George Fuggles
Isaac Gratwicke
Peter Gratwicke
Alfred Hide
Charles Howell
John Huntley
Arthur Kennard
Henry Kensett
Sidney Kensett
Bernard Laker
Frederick Laker
Frederick Lewry
Philip Mitchell
Thomas Owen
William Parsons
Charles Rapley
Charles Roberts
Arthur Rush
William Sayers
Alec Shoubridge
Thomas Shoubridge
Frank Simmons
James Standing
Albert Welcome
Frederick Whitner
James Willis

Frederick Boniface
Charles Bourne
Alexander Buller
John Corbet-Ward
Richard Corbet-Ward
Alfred Godward
Norman Gratwicke
Vivian Hughes
Harry Jones
Charles Knight
Frank Knight
John Lawson
Lawrence Moore
James Steadman
Herbert Turk
Charles Wieland
Richard Wykes

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Name Frederick George “ Jack” BALCHIN
Regiment 61842 Private in the Royal Fusiliers (1st City of London Regiment) 10th Battalion
(Formerly 8836 3rd Royal Sussex)
Died 9th April 1917, on the first day of the Battle of Arras, when 20,000 mwn attacked the German lines from the Wellington Quarry Tunnels system. 41 men were killed and 51 were injured. Fred was killed when one of the sixteen exits were blown. The tunnels had been built by New Zealanders and lost until 1990 when they were found during supermarket construction
Age 26
Cemetery Faubourg Damiens Cemetry , Arras, FRANCE VII.G.4
Family Son of Charles and Sarah Balchin of 3 Andrews Cottages,Andrews Lane, Southwater, Frederick George was a butcher before the war.

Faubourg Damiens Cemetry , Arras, FRANCE

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