Saturday, 20 June 2015

Grime, John - Private (5585)

Private John Grime
10th Battalion,
Lancashire Fusiliers,
Died of wounds,
5th May 1916
Age 30,
Buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Nord.

Newspaper Report:

Information was received on Tuesday night that Private John Grime of Spring Vale, Haslingden had been killed in the service of his country.  His widowed mother is the only one at home, her two daughters being married, and great sympathy is felt with her in the sad loss of her son.  Private Grime enlisted in September, 1914, in the Lancashire Fusiliers, and had been out of England ten months.  Prior to the war he was a weaver at Spring Vale Mill for a number of years.  He was 30 years of age and was greatly esteemed by his local friends and his soldier comrades, one of the latter writing a sympathetic letter to Mrs. Grime informing her that he was with her son when he was shot. A photograph of the deceased soldier has arrived too late for reproduction in the present issue, but will be given next week.
Mrs. Grime has received a letter from Captain and Chaplain, conveying the information with very deep regret that her son, who was brought into the casualty clearing station suffering from a severe abdominal wound, passed away that morning.  The writer was with him just before the end and conducted the service for the dying.  His end was peaceful.  The writer, in expressing his deep sympathy said it would be a comfort to the mother to know that her son died the death of a good soldier in the way of duty for his country, and that she would have the assurance of a happy meeting in the land beyond the veil.

Newspaper Memorials:

In ever-loving memory of my dear Brother , Pte John Grime, Lancashire Fusiliers, who died from wounds received in France on the 5th of May, 1916.

"Two years have passed since that sad day,
When one we loved was called away;
Only those who have loved and lost,
Know the meaning of the word "Gone."

From his Sister, Mrs. J. Altham and Nephew Vernon.

Dear brother, God has called you;
We could not say good-bye,
But we hope to meet again in that,
Bright land on high."

"Labour ended; Jordan passed."

From his Sister, Mrs. Altham, and Nephew Vernon.

Pte John Grime - Census information - Click over to enlarge