|News has reached Mrs Fossey on Tuesday that Horace, her only son, had been killed in France. Writing on the 18th inst. his Officer stated that while working a machine gun the previous day, he had been shot by a German sniper. He expressed the sincere regret of officers and men, who held the gallant young fellow in high esteem. He was being buried that day.
Horace Fossey was a bright, intelligent fellow, and before enlistment he worked for Mr C. P. Hall at the Park Farm. He volunteered in November 1914, joining the Beds. Regiment and has spent two years in France. He had taken part in numerous engagements, and had once been gassed. He was expecting to leave France for his leave this next week or two.
His mother is a widow and much sympathy is felt for her and the family. He was 22 years of age.
|On Sunday the Church bells were partially muffled in honour of the village lads who have recently died in their country's service.
Pte. Walter Sibley, Suffolks, died on Sunday while home on leave. The deceased, who was 33 years of age, was the youngest son of Mr William Sibley, who has had five sons serving. He joined up about two years ago. In the spring of this year he was wounded in the arm in France, and was in hospital at Woodbridge, Suffolk. He came home on a month's leave, and was to have been married next week, but contracted pheumonia. Much sympathy is felt in the village for the bereaved ones, especially the aged father, who is nearly 80, and Miss Dimmock, his fiancee.
The internment took place with military honours on Wednesday, at the Parish Church.