Monday, 22 June 2015

Grady, James - Private (34895)

Private James Grady
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Died from Wounds,
3rd September 10916,
Buried at Holden Hall Cemetery, Haslingden.

Newspaper Reports:

Private James Grady, also of the King's , Liverpool Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Grady, 49, Rakefoot, died on Sunday morning at the 2nd Western Command Hospital, Manchester, as the result of severe wounds in the throat received in action in France, more than a fortnight ago.  A telegram was originally received by the parents to say that he was dangerously wounded, but there was subsequently strong hope of his recovery by reason of cheery letters in which the deceased spoke of his decided improvement.  As recently as Saturday night last he wrote a very cheerful letter, dying, however, before the letter was posted, so that the news of his death came as a severe shock to the parents.  Private Grady, who was 22 years of age, formerly worked as a weaver at Cotton's Mill, Laneside.  He was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, and was highly esteemed by all his friends.  He has an elder brother serving with the colours.  The body has been sent home by the hospital authorities and a military funeral is being held to-day (Friday), at the Haslingden Cemetery.  The Rev. Father Hunt will be the officiating minister and military honours will be accorded by a section of wounded soldiers from each of the hospitals at Haslingden and Pike Law.  The deceased enlisted on January 28th of the present year, and went out to France on the 28th May.

2) He formerly worked in the card room of Duckworth Clough Mill and was closely connected with St. Mary's Church, Bury Road.  Only a week prior to his death the parents had received a letter from him stating that he had killed a few Germans to avenge Jim, and he intended to kill a few more.

Pte James Grady - Census information - Click over to enlarge