Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Shenton, Richard Ernest - Private (241393)

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1st Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Died of wounds in hospital near Warrington 7th November 1917
Age 35
Buried at St. James, Haslingden on 12th November 1917

Newspaper Report:

Private Richard Ernest Shenton, East Lancashire Regiment, who died of wounds in a hospital near Warrington, on November 7th, 1917, was buried at Haslingden Parish Churchyard on Monday.
"The Last Post" was sounded and three volleys were fired over the body in Cheshire before its removal.  Thirty five years of age, the deceased leaves a wife and daughter at 99, Manchester Road, Haslingden.  He was a weaver at Stott's Mill, Syke Side, and was connected with Laneside Church.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Private R.E. Shenton, who died on November 8th, 1917.

"Eternal rest give unto him, O Lord."

From his Wife and daughter, 99 Manchester Road, Haslingden.

"Oh, think of the long dreary hours he has passed,
Then think of him standing to-day,
'Mid the glories of heaven in the presence of God,
Safe, sheltered for ever and aye."

Ever remembered by Wife and Daughter, 99 Manchester Road.

"Dearest nephew thou has left us,
Thy sad loss we deeply feel;
But the God who has bereaved us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Ever remembered by Auntie, 177, Blackburn Road.