Whitchurch Herald June 1915

Report in the Whitchurch Herald June 1915 on the death of John Heycocks

“Private John Heycocks son of Mrs Heycocks of Broughall has been reported missing since the 25th May 1915. He joined Kitchener’s Army at the first call for men on the 8th August 1914. He was in action at Ypres on the 25th of May, subsequently a packet of nine photographs were found on the battlefield, one of these was published in the Daily Sketch newspaper, John’s sister recognised it as a picture of herself and her baby, the photographs were returned to her, all the photographs had been pierced by shrapnel”

Whitchurch Herald June 1915

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