Soldier – Ramsden, Harry – Death follows Captivity

December 1919

Mexborough Times, December 6th 1919

Death Follows Captivity

On Saturday at 36 Pym road, there passed away, in his 31st year, Mr Harry Ramsden, who had served his country as a private in the Leicester Regiment.

Deceased was a member of the Primitive Methodist church, and was much respected for his kindliness and consistency of character. He was employed at the Denaby Main Colliery before going to the war, and after demobilisation he returned to his former employment but he was unable to follow this regularly on account of his declining health. Ultimately he was too weak to work, and had to take to his bed.

At first it was difficult to diagnose the case, but subsequently it was recognised that the illness was due to the experience through which the sufferer at past whilst a prisoner of war in Germany. Tuberculosis was the cause of death.

Much sympathy is felt for the widow, whose eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Spaven, of Market Street. The Comrades of the Great War are taking steps with a view to obtaining a pension for her.

At the Primitive Methodist Chapel last Sunday, the reverent, J.Southall bore testimony to the excellence of the character of deceased. The interment took place at the Mexborough Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.

A number of wreaths were sent, including those from relatives, from the Church, and from the employees at the Denaby Main Colliery, where deceased was held in high esteem.

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