Birch, Peter –

Son of John and Martha Jane Birch (nee Nuttall), of 37, Windley Street, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Sarah Ellen Birch, of 14, Ann Street, Folds Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland. His brother John also fell. Body not recovered for burial.

Personal details

  • Surname: Birch
  • Forename: Peter
  • Date of birth: September 30th, 1892
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 22
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 31st, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Stoker First Class
  • Unit: HMS Defence.
  • Service number: SS/112170 (Dev)
  • Regiment: Royal Navy
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 21/05/1915 16/06/1916 04/08/1916 29/12/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6c 6c* 7b* S22*

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