Autumn of 1891 to 18 February 1917.
Private L/9039 JOHN LOVETT CANDY of 2nd Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) died on 18 February 1917. According to The Times of 5 February 1916 he was wounded in Mesopotamia while attached to the 34th Divisional Signal Company. In The Times of 6 March 1917 he is confirmed as being among those taken prisoner by the Turks after the surrender of the garrison of Kut al Amara.
He is buried in Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham.
He was born in the autumn of 1891, the son of Arthur and Sarah Candy.
Source: Andy Pepper
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