Friday, 15 May 2015

Tattersall, John Henry - Private (28158)

Pte John Henry Tattersall
2nd Battalion
South Lancashire Regiment,
Died of Wounds
7th September 1916
age 32

Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

Private John Henry Tattersall, of the South Lancashire Regiment, died on September 7th at a base hospital from wounds received in France.
He was a single man, aged 32 years, and previous to enlistment resided with his parents at 2, Rudd Street, Haslingden.  He joined the colours on April 8th of this year, and was sent out to France during the Haslingden July holidays.  He was a weaver at Duckworth Clough Mill (Messrs. A. Worsley and Sons). A memorial service has been arranged to be held at the Grane Road Primitive Methodist Church on October 15th.  Great sympathy has been extended to the parents and family.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Pte. John Henry Tattersall, South Lancashire Regt. of 2 Rudd Street, Haslingden who died of wounds in France, and was interred at Boulogne Cemetery, Sept 7th 1916.

"Too far away thy grave to see,
But not too far to think of thee"

From Father, mother, Sisters and Brothers.

"Sleep on, dear one, in a foreign grave,
Your life for your country you nobly gave;
No one stood near you to say "Good-bye"
But in God's keeping now you lie"

From Father, Mother, Sister, Brother Willie (in France)

"There on the field of battle,
He calmly took his place,
He found and died for Britain,
And the honour of his race.
No mother's care did him attend,
Or o'er him did a father bend;
No sister by to shed a tear,
No brother his last words to hear"

From his sorrowing mother, father, brother and sisters, 2 Rudd Street, Haslingden.