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Letter from J Duckworth of the Ely Fruit Preserving Company, Rochdale, Lancashire, offering his sympathy to Private Price's father following the death of his son, 16 October 1916

Alfred Price of 7th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), was mortally wounded at the Battle of Trones Wood on the Somme on 13-14 July 1916. The letter states:

Dear Mr. Price,

It was not possible for me to give full expression to the sympathy I felt with you at the news of the loss of your boy, and I wanted just to write a line to say how deeply Mr. Wilkinson and myself both feel for you in this sad and sudden loss. It is a risk which all our boys had to take who went to do their duty in the hour of their country's need but these events bring the war very closely home to us who have had these losses to bear.

I sincerely trust that yourself and your good wife may both be led to feel that your sacrifice, and that of your brave boy will not be altogether in vain, and that the future of our country's history may be brighter in consequence of the losses and the suffering which we are now enduring.

Believe me,

Yours very sincerely,

J. Duckworth

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2001-11-39-3


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