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Quorn casualties - 1918

Loughborough Herald - 17th October 1918

Local Casualties
In the recent fighting several local men have been killed. Mr and Mrs Hackett have received official intimation that their son, Pte. Wm. Hy. Hackett, of the Leicesters, was killed on 18th of September. He enlisted in Nov. 1914, and was with his battalion in Ireland at the time of the rebellion, and was then drafted to France. He had been wounded on two occasions, and gassed once. He was 21 years of age, and his home was in Freehold-street. Previous to enlisting he was employed by Messrs Wright and Sons.

Mrs Rennocks, Leicester-road, Quorn, has received intelligence that her son, Pte. Albert Ed. Rennocks was killed in action on Oct 4th. He enlisted in the Leicesters in January, 1914. The sad news was conveyed to Mrs Rennocks in a letter written by Pte. Frank Rue, who was a close comrade of the deceased. He enlisted at the same time as Pte Rennocks and previously was a close companion. He says that during the fighting on the day named they were separated, and after the battle he went to find his friend, and was informed that he had been killed by a shell. Previous to enlisting he was employed at the Mountsorrel granite quarries and was 22 years of age. Mrs Rennocks, who is a widow had already lost one son, who died whilst in training and has now two other sons serving and one son-in-law.

Mrs Bowler, of Church-lane has been informed that her husband, Pte. A. H Bowler, has been killed in action. The Second-Lieut. of the company to which Pte. Bowler belonged, speaks in high terms of the soldierly qualities of the deceased, and expresses his sympathy with the widow. The circumstances surrounding this casualty are sad indeed as recently Mrs Bowler lost three children in a short time. Her husband had been home on short leave and only returned to France some three weeks ago.

Official information has been received that Pte. E B Languish of the R.O. R Lancasters, died in hospital on Oct 3rd of wounds received in action. The chaplain and matron of the hospital write to Mr and Mrs Languish conveying their sympathy with them. He was 19 years of age, and previously employed at the local Co-op stores. His home was in Meeting-street. Mr and Mrs Languish have two other sons and two sons-in-law serving in the forces.

   
 Submitted on: 2010-12-14
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1031
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