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Born: 1894, Idle
Died: 25 July 1917
Buried: Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport
Address: 8 Marlborough Road, Idle
Parents: Seth & Hannah
Siblings: Minerva
Occupation: Piece scourer (1911)
Organisations/clubs: Idle Baptist Church
Rank: Gunner
Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity, Idle
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Meredith Rhodes
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Gunner Meredith Rhodes, nephew of Mr and Mrs Albert Suttle of Marlborough Road, Idle, with whom he resided, has died from the effects of gas poisoning. Gunner Rhodes, who was 24 years of age, has been in the army for about two years.. He went to the Continent fifteen months ago and had taken part in several important engagements. The news that he had been badly gassed was read on Thursday last and on the following day Mr Suttle started for France but while in London on Friday, he was informed that his nephew had already passed away. Gunner Rhodes, having lost his parents, went to live with this uncle and aunt and he had found them so affectionate that in his letters home he referred to them as father and mother. He was thoroughly convinced that all who go through the terrible experience of the war will be changed men when they return. The train of this thinking may be gathered from his statement that Christianity at home is a mockery compared to that which imbues the men when they have to face death at the front. He was formerly associated with the idle Baptist Church and Sunday School. Shipley Times & Express 3 August 1917
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