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 on the 25th April was successful but thereafter it was a rugged campaign with three battles at Krithia and trench warfare in the woods and gullies that made up the terrain. He became sick at some point and went to a military hospital in Cairo where he died of dysentery on the 31st October 1915. He is buried in Cairo War Cemetery (I D 23) and is commemorated on the Cradley, Halesowen and Cradley C of E School Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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