Brecon County Times, Neath Gazette and General Advertiser

Brecon County Times, Neath Gazette and General Advertiser

known 30th November 1916

MILITARY FUNERAL – A wounded soldier at the Penoyre Hospital, named Cramp, died there on Friday morning, at the age of 33 years, Deceased had seen much active service and had been wounded three times. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at Battle Churchyard, and was attended by the South Wales Borderers Depot Band, under the conductorship of Bandmaster C. Fenner. A firing party from the Barracks, in charge of Sergt-Major Chivers, also attended. En-route from the hospital to the churchyard the band played funeral marches. The Rev. H J Church Jones (vicar) and the Rev R Keble Williams officiated in the church and at the graveside. The firing party fired the usual three volleys over the grave and the “Last Post” was sounded. Deceased’s wife, father and sister, were present. He leaves a widow and four children. The Matron of the Hospital, Miss Williams, the Commandant, Mrs Conway Lloyd, and members of the staff attended the funeral, as well as a number of the patients. [From: Brecon County Times, Neath Gazette and General Advertiser 30 Nov1916 Page 8]

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    Born 1884

    Died 1916

    British Army 7024 Private Dorsetshire Regiment

    British Army 7024 Private Dorsetshire Regiment 1st Battalion