Year of death: 1917
Date of birth: QE Mar 1898
Date of death: 10.6.1917
Place of death: Messine
Service number: 36122
Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Cemetery location: Dean Road Cemetery, Section G – Recorded on his father, Thomas Etches’ grave
No burial. Remembered on the CWGC, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, Panel 41 & 43.
Father’s grave in Dean Road Cemetery
St Martin’s Church, Scarborough, War Memorial
Parents: Thomas (Master Tailor) & Sarah Jane Freeman
Son of Thomas Etches of 42 Londesborough Road, Scarborough (CWGC)
Father, Thomas had at least 3 wives, including (1) Sarah Ann d.1891, (2) Mary d.1894 & (3) Sarah Jane. Children born to all 3 wives.
Alfred 1894-1917 & Thomas 1898-1917 were therefore half-brothers.
Of your charity pray/for the/repose of the souls of/MARY/wife of THOMAS R ETCHES/who died January 30 1894/and CATHERINE RIGG/mother of the above/who died January 31 1895/on whose souls sweet Jesus have mercy/of your charity/pray for the soul/of/THOMAS ROBERT ETCHES/died November 23 1931/ALFRED JOSEPH ETCHES/Lieut RFC/Killed in France April 11 1917/aged 23 years/THOMAS STANLEY ETCHES/8th Royal North Lancs Regt/Killed Messine June 10 1917/aged 19 years/May they rest in peace.