Friday, 29 May 2015

Nevin, Francis Joseph - Private (40234)

Pte Francis Joseph Nevin
8th Battalion,
Bedfordshire Regiment,
Died of Wounds 12th March 1917
Buried Bethune Town Cemetery.

Newspaper Report

Mr. Thomas Nevin, proprietor of the Empire and the Palace Picture Halls at Haslingden, formerly of Accrington, has lost his second son, Private Francis joseph Nevnin, who was 19 years of age.  Deceased was with the Bedfordshire's. On Sunday, March 11th, he was wounded, and he died on the following day.  He joined up in November, 1915, and had been at the front only eight weeks. The sad news arrived while Mr. Nevin was attending the funeral