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David Jolly

David was one of those from Burnley Lads’ Club who followed its leader HD Riley into the Army.

He went into action 1st July, 1916: “When they advanced heavy rifle and machine gun fire was opened in enfilade. A heavy artillery barrage was also placed on our front line trenches. From information brought back by the wounded it appeared that only a few reached the enemy front line.”

David was wounded and died eight days later.

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