Letter in the Whitchurch Herald 29th July 1916 on the death of Richard John Edge Rycroft
"Dear Madam, I regret to have to write and inform you that your husband was brought into this Hospital seriously wounded during the night of the 19th July, and died on Thursday July 20th. You have the consolation of feeling that his suffering in so far as he felt any pain were of slight duration, and while you mourns his loss, you can not but feel that he has given his life for his country and died a noble death. Let me assure you of my sympathy."
Chaplain, Casualty Clearing Station
Whitchurch Herald 29th July 1916