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Killed in Action
21st April 1917
Commemorated Loos Memorial.
HASLINGDEN LANCE CORPORAL KILLED - LEAVES WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN.
The death in action on April 21st is officially reported of Lance-Corporal Fred Ramsbottom of 315, Grane Road, Haslingden.
Aged 34, he leaves a wife and two children, was a weaver at Waterside Mill, joined up last July, and is on the Primitive Methodist roll of honour.
In sad but loving remembrance of my dear Husband, Lance Corporal Fred Ramsbottom, of the Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action in France on the 21st of April, 1917.
"Just when his hopes were brightest,
Just when his thoughts were best,
He was called from a world of sorrow,
To that land of eternal rest."
From his Wife and Children, and Sister Rhoda, 2 Greaves Street, Haslingden and Jim in Salonika.
From his loving Brother and Sister in law John and Annie.
"When justice stands triumphant,
And comes the peace we crave,
There still shall be remembered
The unreturning brave."
From his Wife and Children, 17 Hutch Bank.
From John and Annie
Mandy Byrne said on 11th May 2016
Many thanks for posting this information Bryan. Fred was my grandfather's great uncle