Whitchurch Herald 15th July 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 15th July 1916 on the death of George Frederick Jones

Letter received by Mr & Mrs Jones;

"It’s with deepest regret that I write this letter to inform you of the death of your son, Private Jones, who died from wounds received from a shell which burst just behind him. It occurred at about 8am on July 1st, when there was a big action in progress; your son was working with a small party bridging a trench under exceedingly heavy shell fire. He was badly wounded, and owing to the heavy fire could not be moved until night, when he was brought in, but died on the way back. One man in the platoon, Private Holmes remained with your son all day, which was an exceedingly brave act. It is needless to say that the loss of your son is felt by all of ranks, especially his own platoon. He was a splendid soldier and did his duty till the last."

Anon Officer

Whitchurch Herald 15th July 1916

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