John Ernest Partridge was a student at Alleyn’s until 1916. Before the war, he lived at 83 Pendle Road, Streatham with his parents, Henry and Alice, and his brothers, Alan and Henry.
John went missing in action on April 12th 1918. He was later listed as a prisoner of war by the Germans
His death was listed as being the result of ‘general weakness’, most likely due to the poor conditions and lack of food at the camp. 38 other British men and a substantial number of Russian soldiers suffered the same fate as John. The soldiers were buried by the Germans in mass graves and their names were later listed on the Malbork Commonwealth Grave Memorial.
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