Report in the Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918 of a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Richards regarding the death of their son, John William Brookes Richards
"After being away from the Battalion in Hospital for just two months, I returned yesterday and was grieved to learn that dear old Jack had been killed in this awful affair. I scarcely know how to express myself, but please accept my sincere sympathy in your great sorrow. Jack and I have been close pals for some months, and being such a nice quite boy he was generally liked by all the boys, what a terrible blow you all have to bear. May our heavenly father , who alone can give the comfort and sympathy needed in such times as you are passing through be with you and give you all that you need in your dark hour of trial is the prayer of yours sincerely,
Morgan A Hardingham"
Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918