victims with surnames starting with the letter B

William Robert Bodsworth

Rank:Private - Manchester RgtNumber:2425
Died:01/04/1916Age:28
How Died:Blast or collapsing building
Incident Date:04/04/1916
Incident Address.Baptist Chapel, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes
Died Address:Baptist Chapel, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes
Cemetery or Memorial:Cleethorpes Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
At 01.30 hrs during the night of the 31st
March/1st April 1916, a bomb was dropped from
Zeppelin LZ61 onto the Baptist Chapel killing 32
soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Manchester
Regiment who were billeted there.

On Tuesday, 4th April 1916, 24 men were buried in
the one grave under a Special Memorial erected by
subscription, whilst 6 of the deceased were taken
to their home towns by their relatives. 

William is buried in a separate grave in this
cemetery, but is also named on the memorial in
Cleethorpes Cemetery,   The Military Funeral was
very impressive. The Massed Bands of the 3rd Bn
Manchester Regiment, 4th Bn Manchester Regiment
and the 3rd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment took part.  
The 24 coffins were carried on eight motor
lorries, draped with the Union Flag and covered
with wreaths.

District:
WW 1 Zeppelin Raids
Cleethorpes Zeppelin Raids
Memorials found on:
C.W.G.C.
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