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Bottomley, W M

La Neuville British Cemetery

La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Near Albert.

Son of Henry & Jessie Bottomley of Fort View House, Dicq Road, Jersey.

Died of wounds, aged 19 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 22 September 1916

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 22 September 1916

Roll of Honour. We regret to learn that Mrs Bottomley of Dicq Road, St Lukes has received a letter from Reverend R T Wearmouth, Chaplain to the Forces Somewhere in France, to the effect that her son Rifleman Bottomley of the London Rifles died of wounds and was buried in a little cemetery nearby. A cross bearing his name, regiment and date of death will be erected and a record kept. The reverend gentleman says that young Bottomley, whom he saw several times before he died, was quite patient and trusting in God. Everything possible was done for him but his chest wound proved fatal. Rifleman Bottomley was formerly employed at the local GPO.



Wilton Murray Bottomley

Rifleman Wilton Murray Bottomley
1st/5th Battalion, London Regiment 5th City of London Battalion (London Rifle Brigade)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

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