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Private Guy Wardley


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 March.

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 head".

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.


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