Pte. Robert Beardsworth

Pte. Robert Beardsworth

Postby JohnFearn » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:20 pm

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Mr. George Beardsworth, of 85, Alker Street, Blackburn, has received news of the death of his son, Private Robert Beardsworth, of the 2nd Battalion Border Regiment. He was seriously wounded on the 9th of July, 1916, and died from his wounds the following day. He was 22 years of age, and had seen much heavy fighting. He was in the retreat from Mons and was wounded on December 6th last year at Ypres, which put him out of action for about three months. His younger brother, George, is on active service in France with the R.F.A., and he had interview with the deceased soldier only two days before he met his death. In his last letter home he said they were getting ready for a big battle, and he was ready to do his best. He had been in the army nearly four years, and when home on leave attended Bent Street Ragged School. (Photo. by the Star Studio, Preston New Road). Reported by: Blackburn Times, 15th July, 1916.

Reproduced with the grateful acknowledgement of the Cotton Towns Dif=gitization Project. For conditions please see http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?language=eng&pageID=348
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