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Nancarrow John Vivian
4th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment
6 june 1885 , Middlesborough
25 april 1915
Eldest son of George Bennett Nancarrow and Charlotte Alice Thomas, of "Ravenscroft," Grove Hill, Middlesbrough.
He was engaged to be married to Miss Elsie Harkess of Stokesley
Educated at Leys School and King's College , Cambridge
(M.A. and LL.B.)
Admitted a Solicitor ,1909, and became Secretary to the Middlesborough Chamber of Commerce
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
Mid April 1915
22 april 1915
24 april 1915
Joined the 1st Volunteer Battalion , Durham Light Infantry
Was later attached to the Northumberland Fusiliers at Newcastle and then to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry before settling in Middlesborough
Here he became Lieutenant in the 4th Yorks, and after passing through a school of instruction, was promoted to the Captaincy
On the outbreak of was he undertook Imperial Service
Landed with his Battalion in France
They were hurried up to the front in consequence of the French troops north of Ypres having been 'gassed'.
They were ordered to attack the German lines near Fortuin.
During the day he was seen cheering on his men, and in the advance , he stopped to bind up the wounds of a Private who had fallen and the hurried forward.
After making several rushes at the head of his men towards the enemy's position, he was shot and died almost instantaneously.
His Colonel wrote of him that ' he behaved like a hero '
He had taken a very active part in te Boy Scouts' movement in connection with the settlement in Newport Road , Middlesborough.