Lance Corporal R/3160 John Lappage

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Killed in Action on Sunday, 25th June 1916, age 25.
Buried in Grave III. B. 20. at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

10th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. 59th Brigade of 20th Division.

Son of James and Emily Lappage, of Tipton, Staffs.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: West Bromwich, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 21st July 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/138418/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
210 Horseley Heath, Tipton, Staffs.
Emily Lappage (44, born Tipton), and her 6 children: William (22, Bricklayer, born Tipton), Florence (19, Grocer's Shop Assistant, born Tipton), James (16, Carpenter, born Tipton), Thomas (12, born Tipton), John (9, born Tipton), and Herbert (2, born Tipton).

1911 Census
15 Railway Street, Tipton, Staffs.
James Lappage (57, Bricklayer, born Tipton), his wife Emily (54, born Tipton), and 3 of their 6 surviving children of 10: Thomas (22, Turner, born Tipton), John (19, Turner, born Tipton), and Herbert (12, School, born Tipton).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings

Birmingham Daily Post July 17th 1916
The following casualties amongst warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men are reported under various dates:
K. R. Rif. C - Lappage, 3160, Lce-Corpl. J., Tipton.