Private John William Protheroe 27190

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private John William Protheroe 27190

Date of Birth:   1896

Address:   Edward Street, Anstey

Parents Names: 

John William Protheroe (Boot finisher)

Alice Protheroe

Occupation before the war:  

Shoe finisher with Palmers of Anstey.

He had been there for 7 years before enlistment.

Siblings Names:

Edward Henry b.1891  |  Emma b.1894  |  Joseph b. 1898  |  Herbert b.1900  |  Henry b.1906

Date Died:   October 1918

Age:   22

Place of Death:   Leicestershire

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Anstey Cemetery

Cause of death:    Possibly result of war injuries



Northumberland Fusiliers

Depot Company


British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Enlisted 21stAugust 1915 at Loughborough. He was 20 years and 22 days.
  • He was enlisted into the Leicestershire Regiment no 20927
  • Discharged 7thMarch 1917 when he was 21 years old because he was no longer fir for was service.
  • Reason GSW (Gunshot wound to the spine) Spine, Paraplegia
  • 5’ 10”;Blue eyes; Brown Hair
  • He had served for 1 year and 199 days
  • He was wounded on 16.1.17 in the field and transferred to England 20.1.17