John was 36 when he enlisted on 10th December 1915 and went into the army reserve. His address was given as Crooked Walls Farm, Edgworth, Nr Bolton. He was unmarried with the occupation of Foreman – Goods Checker. His next of kin is shown as Sarah Entwistle, his mother. A medical form shows he was 5 ft 9 inches tall, with a chest measurement of 36.5 and vision of 18/24. He was considered to have “slight defects” but not enough to cause rejection and was recorded as Class 1. He was mobilised on 30th May 1916 and went into the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 1st June as a private, but seems to have also been involved with the Suffolk Regiment, Middlesex Regiment and Northamptonshire Regiments!
John & James Entwistle
Service Number: 90388
Date of Birth: 1900
Date of Death: 1917
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