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Lance Corporal Michael Minchella was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in Croydon, the son of Italian street musicians Alessandra and Martha Minchella. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Minchella was performing with his family while living at 27 Silver Street, Reading.

Aged 25, Minchella died on 26 April 1918, during the German Spring Offensive, while serving with the 16th (Service) Battalion (3rd Birmingham), The Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the Western Front. He had formerly belonged to the 11th Hussars.

He is buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes.

ReferencesEdit

  • Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Minchella, M, cwgc.org. Retrieved 10 February 2013.

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