74675 A/Corporal Edward Lathom,

Royal Field Artillery.

Born Burnley, Lancashire, enlisted Burnley, Lancashire.

Died, France/Flanders, 30 August 1914. (shown as LATHAM).

Reported in the Burnley Express of 7 October 1914: -

DEATH IN ARTILLERY ACTION.

As stated in our issue of Saturday news has reached Hapton of the death of Driver E. Lathom, of the Royal Field Artillery, who was killed in action. The War Office gives no details as to date or in which battle Lathom was killed. The relatives of Lathom are inclined to believe from information gathered that it was in an action, where the battery, was wiped out except for two men. It is now practically twelve months since he enlisted and not six as previously shown. He first enlisted into the 139th Battery, but when sent on active service to France, he transferred to the 11th Battery. Lathom, who resided in Hapton attended the Church of England, and was employed by Mr T. Holt, carrier. He was a smart young fellow, and was only twenty-two years old. News of him being killed has naturally caused much grief in Hapton.
A memorial service was held in the Hapton Church on Sunday evening. The church was crowded.

Buried in the Royallieu French National Cemetery, Compiegne, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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