Mexborough times, August 12, 1916
Private Fred Cole
Mr and Mrs Cole, Ladysmith Cottage, Low Road, have been informed officially that their son private Fred Cole (York and Lancaster) aged 22 years, has died of wounds received in France on July 3rd.
Private Cole joined the colours in January of this year. It is recently that he went to France, and he had only been there a fortnight when he received his mortal wound.
His relatives have received many messages of sympathy.
Private Cole previous to enlistment, was a devout member of the Denaby Salvation Army.
COLE, FREDERICK JAMES Rank:Private Service No:24305 Date of Death:03/07/1916 Age:21 Regiment/Service:York and Lancaster Regiment 10th Bn. Grave ReferenceI. D. 17. CemeteryMERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Additional Information: Son of Frederick James and Rosa Mary Cole, of Ladysmith Cottage, Low Rd., Conisborough, Rotherham.