Remembering the first three fatalities in 1917 from St Michael's WW1 Roll of Honour

During the Holy Communion Service at 9.30 am on Sunday 5th March 2017, we shall specifically remember three of the 33 men listed on the carved memorial in St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road. These men lost their lives in the few days between the 24th February and 1st March 1917. The men were:
Leslie Trice, 5th Battalion of the Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, died of heatstoke, 24th February 1917, Mesoptania (now Iraq). 

Stanley Turton, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, killed in action, 27th February 1917, buried Fonquevillers Military Cemetery, France.  

Alfred James Larner, 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died of wounds, 1st March 1917, buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
More information about these and all the thirty three men can be found at