John Herbert Starsmore

Census Address: 14 St Mary's Hill
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1899
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Regiment: 15th Lancashire Fusiliers Band
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14 St Marys Hill, Stamford

John , born in 1899, was the son of Herbert and Ethel Starsmore. In 1901 Herbert was a cycle agent and a seed merchant’s clerk living at 13, St George’s Square . By 1911 he had his own shop, at 14, St Mary’s Hill. He was still a cycle agent but also a tobacconists. He also sold guns, ammunition, guidebooks, fishing tackle and toys. John had three brothers, Thomas aged 8, Eric 5 and Leonard 16 months.

John enlisted in 1917 and was a Drummer with the 15th Lancashire Fusiliers Band.