Claro Times - 3rd April 1915
Official intimation has been received by the parents
of 10468 Private Guy Wardley, Green Howards, Yorkshire
Regiment, of High Street, Boroughbridge, that their son had been
killed in action in some place unknown in France, on the 12th day of
Postcards had been received by relatives of other
soldiers from Boroughbridge, who are at the Front, to the effect
that "Poor Guy had gone under, shot through the
Although there are several soldiers from
Boroughbridge, this is the first casualty.
Private Wardley, who joined the Green Howards
in May 1914, went out to France in October, and spent his 19th
birthday on December 14th in the firing line. Previous to joining
the Army, Private Wardley had been in service as footman to
Mr Warde-Aldam, of Frickley Hall, near Doncaster. He had been there
a year. Mrs Wardley received a letter from her son the day
after he was killed, telling her that he was quite happy, and would
write a longer letter before long, that he could not do so then, as
he was writing to a number of his friends. It is probable that he
was killed at some point between La Bassee and Neuve Chapelle.
Much sympathy with his parents is felt in the district in the
loss hey have sustained in the death of their son.