Mexborough and Swinton Times April 24 1915
Denaby Child Drowned
Last night the Mexborough police recovered from the canal near the Pastures Bridge, Mexborough, the body of Frederick Armstrong, the four-year-old child of Private Thomas Armstrong (eighth Battalion York and Lancaster) of 56 Adwick Street, Denaby Main.
The child left its home in the company of a little girl aged 6 about 4.30 in the afternoon.
At 6 o’clock returned alone and informed Mrs Armstrong that the boy had fallen into the water.
The police were immediately informed and the body recovered as stated