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Born: 1893, Windhill
Died: 23 April 1917
Address: 5 Friendly Place, Windhill
Parents: Charles & Emily
Occupation: Wool warehouseman (1911)
Organisations/clubs: Windhill Chapel Choir and Glee Union
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill; Arras Memorial
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Charles Arthur Vevers
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Pte Charles Vevers, Seaforth Highlanders, of 5 Friendly Place, Windhill, has been killed in action. He had been on the Continent for over a year. Before joining the army in November 1915, Pte Vevers was a member of the Independent Chapel Choir and of the Windhill Glee Union.. Some time ago he was in hospital but at the time of his death he had been back in the ranks about a month. He was engaged to Miss H Skirrow of Idle. Captain C Hamilton Harris, the deceased soldier’s officer, wrote from France as follows to Mrs Vevers: “It is with profound regret I have to inform you of the death, whilst in action, of your son. We were ordered to support a regiment that had charged the German position. This we successfully accomplished and then we came under extremely heavy enemy shell fire. “You son fell with several of his gallant comrades. It will be some slight consolation to you to know that he suffered no pain. “Your boy was an excellent soldier, always keen and conscientious and he will be hard to replace in the platoon. The officers, N.C.Os and men of the company have asked me to send to you their deep sympathy in your great bereavement and that Almighty God will be near you and comfort you.” Shipley Times & Express 18 May 1917
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