James Edwin Riley
Killed in Action
20th December 1917
The Cheshire Regiment
49 Ollershaw Lane
James Edwin had volunteered for the 5th Battalion of The Cheshire Regiment aged 18 years in 1909, and at that point worked in the nearby salt mine as a miner. The part-time Territorial Force reached a peak of 268,000 men in 1909 when invasion scares prompted a surge in recruitment. James Edwin continued with the Territorial Force until he was discharged in 1913 after four years of service which he had signed up to do. He had attended all his annual courses with his last being in 1912, he was a model soldier.
The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) August 1914
James Edwin Riley was killed on the 20th December 1917 and buried at Ribecourt British Cemetery.
James was never married.
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