War Items - Local Casualties Killed (11th Battalion)

War Items - Local Casualties Killed (11th Battalion)

Postby kerchi » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:34 am

WAR ITEMS - LOCAL CASUALTIES


KILLED

Official notice has been received on Wednesday of the death of Private T.F. Harrison, Border Regt., who was killed in action on Nov. 18th He had previously been reported missing. He was 22 years of age, and previous to enlisting worked at Clifton Colliery. He was a well known footballer in the Broughton District, a member of the St. Michael’s team in the Junior Cricket League, and a much liked young man. Before leaving Workington he lived with his aunt and sister at 47 John St.

Much sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. T. Potts of Yeowartville, on the death of their son, Lance-Corporal Richard Potts, Border Regt., which occurred in a military hospital in Kent on Friday. Lance-Corporal Potts had been wounded in the chest and arms, but encouraging news was sent from hospital. However, his parents were suddenly sent for, as complications had set in, and he died on Friday. His body was brought to Workington on Tuesday, and on Tuesday night it rested in St. Michael’s Parish Church, where a service was held the following afternoon, the Rector (Rev. S.P.L. Curwen) officiating. The remains were interred at the Harrington-road Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, with full military honours, a firing party from Carlisle being present. Deceased, who was of 23 years of age, was employed as a joiner by Mr. J. Carruthers, and was a most popular young man.


WOUNDED

Mrs. Pettitt, Napier-street, has received word that her son, Private Harold Pettitt (13919), Border Regt., has been wounded, but no details are yet to hand.

Published 8th December 1916, West Cumberland Times
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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