John Homer came from Cradley and attended Cradley C of E School. He enlisted in the Worcesters just before the outbreak of war in 1914 and was sent to the 4th Battalion, probably joining them in India. Early in 1915 the Worcesters returned and then embarked on the Gallipoli campaign. The landing was successful but thereafter it was a rugged campaign with trench warfare in the woods and gullies that made up the terrain. He was seriously wounded at some point and transferred to St. Andrew's Hospital, Malta. However, he was then sent to a military hospital in Cairo where he died on the 31st October 1915. He is buried in Cairo War Cemetery (I D 23) and commemorated on the Cradley, Halesowen and Cradley C of E School Memorials.
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