Welcome to The Briercliffe Society Forum

The forum is free to join and you do not need to be a member of the society. You will receive an email to activate your account before you will be able to log in. Please check spam filters and junk mail folders for this email.
It is currently Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:31 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:51 pm 
Spider Lady
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:23 pm
Posts: 8084
Location: Staffordshire
Express and Advertiser

21 October 1916

A Guardsman's Burial

Mrs. Taylor, of 15, Cleaver-street, Burnley, has received through Lance-Sergt. J. Greenwood, of the Coldstream Guards, a small slip of paper headed "Will," and the following in her late husband's handwriting, "Wife, Alice Taylor, 15, Cleaver-street, Burnley, Lancashire." Her husband, Pte. T. Taylor, of the Coldstreams, was killed in action on Sept 15th, and in reference to this Lance-Sergt. Greenwood says: "Well. I am wondering all sorts of things as to what has happened since the memorable day of the 15th Sept. All I could think about whilst the thing was on - was, 'I wonder how Arthur Emmett and Tom Taylor are going on?' I feel awfully sorry about old Tom being killed. The day after the attack a party of our battalion went out and buried all the dead, and I particularly noticed that he was on of those who had been buried, and then brought in his identity disc, and it was forwarded to the base...You might let mrs. Taylor know that Tom was buried pretty decently, and I know practically the exact spot. -P.S.: I have been talking to a chap since I wrote this letter, and he was the man who helped to bury Tom, and he produced the enclosed will, which you might like to look after and give to his wife, if you like."


Searching for lost relatives? Win the Lottery!

Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group