Letter in the Whitchurch Herald 21st October 1916 received by Mrs Jones regarding the death of her husband, Joseph Jones.
As the Chaplain attached to the 3rd Worcester Regiment, it is with deepest regret and sympathy that I have give you the sad news of the death in action of your husband No 39540, Pte, J Jones, which took place on October 9th. Your husband was in the trenches when a shell burst in the entrance of his dugout, killing him instantly. He can have felt no pain, I buried him next day in a little cemetery behind the trenches. A handsome wooden cross is being erected over his grave. The Commanding Officer and his Company Officers and comrades all send you their sincerest sympathy.
With Deepest Sympathy I remain yours sincerely,"
(Rev) G M Evans C F
Whitchurch Herald 21st October 1916