Private 50635 John Roland Dexter.

15th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. Formerly Private 30145 Leicestershire Regiment

Missing in action on the Western Front on the 24th March 1918 aged 21 years.

Mrs Dexter contacted the International Prisoners of War Agency in Geneva to see if he had been captured but a stamp on the index card "Négatif envoyé" means that the missing soldier was not registered as a prisoner, therefore the Agency sent back a negative answer.

He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 35 and 36.

Son of Harry and Mrs Sarah Ann Dexter of Burnaby House, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley. Brother to Florence Sarah, George Harry, Horace and Daisy. His father died in May 1915 when the youngest daughter Daisy was aged 10 and John was 18.

Named on the War Memorial, Parish Church Roll of Honour, Parish Church Triptych Roll of Honour

Geneva Red Cross confirming 'Not Traced'

Casualty Form showing that on the 28th February 1917 he embarked with the BEF.
He was wounded in the field on the 18th April 1917 and sent back to England

The Casualty Form continues that he re-joined his unit on the 30th September 1917 but reported missing on the 31st March 1918. A further missing report was made on the 10th August 1918

Official letter confirming the date of death as the 24th March 1918

Private 50635 John Roland Dexter.