World War I
John William Rice

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John William Rice was the son of Emily Barford (formerly Rice), of Trapps Hill Farm Cottage, Loughton, Essex, and the late John Rice. Native of Margaretting, Ingatestone, Essex.
He joined the Essex Regt 9th Battalion Service Number 10618 as a private, in Chelmsford whilst he was living there. He was 18 when he died of wounds received on the Western Front 1st November 1915, after the Battle of Loos. He is buried in Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery, the village of Sailly-Labourse was used for rest billets and by field ambulances for much of the First World War. It was close to the battlefield of Loos, but from October 1915 to September 1918, no considerable advance or retirement took place in this sector.
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