Christleton Village History Group

Christleton Village Voices

Remembering our Forgotten Heroes 1914-18

Commemorated on War Memorial and Church Memorial at St James’ and Christleton Institute
Rhyl War Memorial
Memorial Service & Burial with full Military Honours at St James’ 8th June 1918

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John Lionel Percival Gamon
Bramley, Yorkshire
The Sycamores, Christleton
Private
Lieutenant
1st Battery C Company Border Regiment
Accidentally killed in an accident in Yorkshire
Christleton St James’ Churchyard Grave T2 Cross & Curb
Commemorated on War Memorial and Church Memorial at St James’ and Christleton Institute
Rhyl War Memorial
Memorial Service & Burial with full Military Honours at St James’ 8th June 1918

John Lionel Percival Gamon was the son of Harry Percival and Ada Mary The Sycamores Christleton.
He was born in Yorkshire and was a Solicitor. The family lived on the Wirral and at Rhyl. He took part in the Battle of Cambrai. His obituary states “that he was a member of the Border Regt, but attached to the Northumberland Fusiliers, and was accidentally killed on 4th June 1918 aged 21years. Lieutenant Gamon was educated at St. Bees School and served with the Regiment for over 3 years at the front, was latterly doing home service temporarily before returning to the front. Deepest sympathy for his parents, and family, well known in the Chester area. Mr and Mrs H. P. Gamon took up residence in Christleton having formerly lived at Rhyl. His funeral takes place at Christleton on the 8th June 1918”.
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John J..Gamon