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Sergeant David Warner

David, the son of David & Susan Warner of Kibworth Beauchamp, was born on 2nd May 1882. In 1901 David senior was a general labourer living with his wife and family in Weir Road, Kibworth.

David junior enlisted the Leicestershire Regiment at Leicester, service number 3/18119, but was later transferred to the 1st/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, service number 201385. He was killed in action in Palestine on Thursday 19th April 1917.

1/4th Northants were part of 54th (East Anglian) Division which went to Palestine in December 1915. After defeating a Turkish/German army in August 1916 the British took control of the Suez Canal and began to build railways and communication lines for the 1917 offensive. A large British force together with Indian troops and ANZAC mounted troops attacked Gaza twice and failed both times. The first time was on 26th/27th March and the second time was 17th -19th April 1917 when Lance Serjeant David Warner was killed.

He was awarded the Victory Medal, and the British War Medal.

He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel, plot reference X111.D.5.

Sergeant Warner also appears on the war memorial at Great Glen, Leicestershire.