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Herbert Gotts

CWGC shows Herbert as

Private 22688

4th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess Of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment.)

who died on Friday, 26th October 1917. Age 24.

Additional Information: Son of James and Agnes Gotts, of 7, Tower St., Stockton-on-Tees.

The medal roll does not tell us any more.

He is shown on the Tyne Cot memorial wall, panel 53, which for the Yorkshire Regiment men without graves.

Tyne Cot cemetery is the largest British cemetery in France. It holds 12,000 graves, of which 8,300 are unknown soldiers. It is a concentration cemetery, where bodies were moved there from other local  smaller cemeteries and gravesites. The sheer size of it is overwhelming.

At the back is the Tyne Cot Memorial, which has the names of 35,000 British and New Zealand soldiers who died after 17 August 1917 on the Ypres Salient, the name for this area. These are the panels you can see behind the Cross of Sacrifice.

This is where the names of Herbert Gotts and Samuel Gotts are engraved on panels 53 and 34 respectively.

Herbert 2491 Gotts #022

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