Soldier – Fitton, Thomas – 19 Year Old Died in French Hospital (picture)

November 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times, November 3, 1917

Private Thomas Fitton

Mrs Fitton, 11 Trent Terrace, Low Road, Conisbrough, has received the sad news from the war office that her grandson, private Thomas Fitton (York & Lancs) died in hospital in France on October 20 from wounds received.

Much sympathy is felt for the family, as the young soldier was but 19 years of age at the time of his death. He only enlisted this year, on 28th April.

He was of a cheery disposition, and was well liked by friends and fellow workmates at Kilner brothers, where he had been employed previous to enlistment, and the death roll of soldiers previous employed at the firm is rapidly being augmented.

Sapper Sidney Fitton (R.E.), his elder brother, is at present on active service in France.

From C.W.G.C.:

Service Number 42158
Died 20/10/1917
1st/5th Bn.
York and Lancaster Regiment


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