Thursday, 4 June 2015

Jordan, William Robert - Private (24285)

Private Wm Robert Jordan
6th Battalion,
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment),
Killed in Action,
16th October 1917
Age 38
Buried Duisans British Cemetery Etrun.

Newspaper Reports:

A HASLINGDEN EMPLOYEES CASUALTY

News is to hand that Mr. William Jordan, formerly employed at Haslingden Cash Clothing Stores, has been killed in action.  He was in the canteens originally.
His wife and child live at Manchester Road, Haslingden. 

THE BURIAL OF A HASLINGDEN EMPLOYEE

Further news has been received by Mrs. Jordan of her husband, Pte. W.R. Jordan, Royal West Surrey Regiment, who, it now appears, died from wounds on October 16th 1917.
A cross containing his name has been erected to mark his grave in the Military Cemetery where he was buried.
He was employed at Haslingden Cash Clothing Stores before he joined the colours on January 7th, 1917.


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