Soldiers – On Furlough

May 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 26, 1917.

Soldiers on Furlough

Some well-deserved furloughs have been extended to the following well-known Conisbrough soldiers:

Pte. Luke Kelly, son of Mr and Mrs P. Kelly, Dearne Street; Pte. Kelly has been previously wounded while serving in France, but at present is in the best of health.

Another deserving soldier is Pte. Tom Haggar, son of Councillor and Mrs M. T. Haggar, Low road. It is a year and 10 months since Pte. Haggar had a respite. His brother, Pte. Bob Haggar, is servicing in France, and was a member of the St Peter’s FC.

Sapper Tom Hill, R.E. a member of the Conisbrough Parish Council, and an ardent miner stalwart, and his wife and family reside in Clifton Hill, arrived in Conisbrough on Monday evening, and returns to France on Saturday.

Pte. R. H. Spencer, whose relatives reside on the Low Road, has seen service in Gallipoli, Egypt, and France, and has not been in Conisbrough for two years. He returns to duty on Friday.

Cpl Peter Loy, Australian Imperial Force, has been on a visit to his sister, Mrs H. Kelly, Waverley Terrace, Station Road. Previous to enlistment he was engaged in the Fiji Islands for 10 years, and also lived in Australia for two years. He has worked in the sugar plantations, and took part in the fighting near Bullecourt, France. He returned to duty at last Friday.

Pte W. Templeman, formerly engaged in the Conisbrough Working Men’s Stores, had been invalided home, and is in a Dover hospital.