Letter to the parents of William Ernest Burrows in the Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News July 1916 regarding the death of their son.
“I much regret having to tell you that your son Rifleman W E Burrows was killed in action while the company was attacking a wood, during the advance on the 15th July. He will much missed by the company, as he was popular with his comrades, and had done good work as a sniper during our tours of duty in the trenches. His company officer was pleased with his work, and would have written to you personally, but unfortunately he was also killed in the same action. Hoping you will find comfort in your bereavement. I am yours, with deepest sympathy.”
Company Sergeant Major, Beekley
Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News July 1916