John Henry Dighton.

4/5/1917 = Pte. John H. Dighton, Beds. Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Dighton, Rose Cottage, West Street, Godmanchester, is amongst the wounded, but particulars are not yet to hand. 

25/5/1917 = Pte. John H. Dighton, Beds. Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Dighton, Rose Cottage, West Street, Godmanchester, is now officially stated as missing.  Previously he was reported wounded.    

26/5/1917 = Pte. John H. Dighton, Beds. Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Deighton, Rose Cottage, West Street, Godmanchester, is now officially stated as missing.  Previously he was reported wounded.

John Henry Dighton was Pte. 43015 in the 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. - He was killed in action on Monday the 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Listed as born and resident, at the time of enlistment, in Godmanchester. He had previously enlisted in Huntingdon and was formerly Pte. 653, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. - He has no known grave and is ccommemorated on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 
Photo of his name on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Note - spelling of surname varies with paper entries.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith