Our hearts go out in sorrowful sympathy to the families of the dead

More Berkshire men had fallen in the summer’s fierce fighting, including the father of a baby girl.

The War

We have to record three more deaths in France since the big advance began.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt had heard indirectly that their son George, affectionately known as Sammy, had been badly wounded on July 1st, but it was not until a month later that official news came from the War Office to say that he had died of his wounds two days after receiving them. We deeply sympathise with Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, and also with the widow, who has a little daughter whom the father never saw.

Percy and Sidney Eatwell are also among those killed. They figure on our Roll of Honour because they are in the civil, though not the ecclesiastical, parish of West End. To their relations and friends too our hearts go out in sorrowful sympathy.

Stratfield Mortimer parish magazine, September 1916 (D/P120/28A/14)

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