St. Helen's Collier's Death (11th Battalion)

St. Helen's Collier's Death (11th Battalion)

Postby kerchi » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:29 am


News of the death, from wounds, of Pvt. Thomas Campbell (35) Lonsdale Battalion, single, who worked in St., Helen’s Colliery, and has a brother in Devonshire Street, has been received by Mrs. Hodgson with whom he lodged. His brother was warned of his dangerous condition and obtained a warrant to visit him in France, leaving Workington on Monday night. Next morning the letter dated 6th July arrived, stating that he died that morning. The writer was Sister McGregor, of the Theatre Ward, General Hospital, B.E.F., France, and she wrote:

Dear Mrs. Hodgson, - Private Thompson was admitted to the above ward on Tuesday night suffering from a wound to the chest and abdomen. Three ribs were fractured also. He was very ill indeed on admission, and although an operation was performed, the relief was only temporary. He died this morning. Poor man! It has been a release for him, but I am very sorry for those who cared for him – they have my deepest sympathy. He was most patient and good in every way. He told me to communicate with you, as he said you were his landlady, and he had been brought up with you.

Published 15th July 1916, West Cumberland Times
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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