Soldier – Purdy, Charles – Died in Boulogne Hospital

November 1916

Mexborough times, November 4, 1916

Conisbrough soldier dies in France

Mrs Purdy, 59 lime Grove, Sheffield road, the wife of pioneer Charles Purdy (K.O.Y.L.I.) received a letter last Tuesday week (October 24) from the nurses attending her husband at the general hospital, Boulogne, France, stating that husband was in a precarious condition, suffering from pneumonia.

On October 26 a further letter arrived, stating that he had died from pneumonia and heart failure.

He enlisted on March 11, 1915 and soon after was drafted to France. Previous to enlistment he was employed at Cadeby pit, where he had worked for a number of years.

Pioneer Purdy was 39 years of age. The nurses attending sent a letter of condolence to his widow and three children.

Pioneer Purdy has two brothers-in-law at present serving with the forces in France, namely private R Taylor (York and Lancaster) and Gunner Chesters Taylor (R.F.A.)

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