Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Losses Again Exceed 6,000

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Losses Again Exceed 6,000

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THE latest official casualty lists contain the following losses: Officers: dead 37, wounded or missing 105.

NCOs and Men: Dead, 1,335; wounded or missing, 4,694.

Among officers were the following local names: PRIVATE David Thomas, Manchester Regiment, 8 Beecher Street, Collyhurst, killed October 23, was employed by the Moston Colliery Company.

PRIVATE W Youel, Manchester Regiment, 14 Corby Street, West Gorton, died of wounds November 1, was apprenticed at Messrs. Lightfoot Bros., Manchester.

PRIVATE J.A Parrott, Manchester Regiment, 77 Hinchley Street, Bradford, Manchester, killed October 9, worked for Messrs, J. T Ellerton, Ancoats. His brother died of wounds in July last year.

Christmas mails for the troops THE public are advised to post parcels intended for Christmas delivery to the British troops in France as much as before December 14 as possible. No parcels for the British Expeditionary Force will be accepted at any post office after December 14 until December 26, and letters for delivery by Christmas Day must be posted by December 16, 1917.

No Christmas cards for war prisoners THE Chief Postal Censor has informed the Central Prisoners of War Committee that Christmas cards cannot this year be sent by post to prisoners of war.

Bigamy epidemic 20 cases at Manchester Assizes 'Soldiers and soldiers' wives' ALMOST half of the cases for trial at the Manchester Winter Assizes, which opened today, were concerned with charges for bigamy.

These cases were included in a calendar containing the names of 46 prisoners, who were to appear before Mr Justice Shearman. There were twenty charges of bigamy included in the list, most of the accused being soldiers and the wives of soldiers. Referring to the first of the bigamy cases the judge said there were so many of these charges he could not keep the separate particulars in mind. Miliary medalist's second conviction: AN unhappy married life was disclosed in the case of Samuel Fairdon Coop, 41, carter, an old soldier who wore the Military Medal, and was given a most excellent character in the army and by his employer. …

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