A mother trying to find out what has happened to her son, Arthur Evans; Battle of the Somme, item 1

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Address Field
Corporal F. P. Hancock. 3033

24th Royal Fusiliers

Brirtish Soldier interned in Switzerland

Regina Hotel
Murren

February 22nd. 1917


Mrs. M. G. Evans.

35 Chorley Old Road

Bolton, Lancs.



Dear Madam,

I have received your Letter of Feby. 2nd and I notice that

you have had a communication from Pte. (=Private) B.J. Mahoney regarding your son.

He seems to bear out the information given to me by Pte. H. E. Smith that your

son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind

the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded

and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7 o'clock

with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, and placed him behind

the German line. I was the last of this party to be carried away, and

I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken

after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to

what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he

died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking

the trouble to cut off his identification disc, in which case the War Office would

not have received the news of his death, I feel sure that if he

was alive you would have heard from him before now. All prisoners

are allowed to write 6 times a month.
The only other details I can give you are, that most probably

the spot where your son was placed, would be about two or three

hundred yards to the right of Delville Wood near Guillemont on the Somme.

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Address Field
Corporal F. P. Hancock. 3033

24th Royal Fusiliers

Brirtish Soldier interned in Switzerland

Regina Hotel
Murren

February 22nd. 1917


Mrs. M. G. Evans.

35 Chorley Old Road

Bolton, Lancs.



Dear Madam,

I have received your Letter of Feby. 2nd and I notice that

you have had a communication from Pte. (=Private) B.J. Mahoney regarding your son.

He seems to bear out the information given to me by Pte. H. E. Smith that your

son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind

the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded

and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7 o'clock

with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, and placed him behind

the German line. I was the last of this party to be carried away, and

I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken

after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to

what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he

died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking

the trouble to cut off his identification disc, in which case the War Office would

not have received the news of his death, I feel sure that if he

was alive you would have heard from him before now. All prisoners

are allowed to write 6 times a month.
The only other details I can give you are, that most probably

the spot where your son was placed, would be about two or three

hundred yards to the right of Delville Wood near Guillemont on the Somme.


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  • August 1, 2017 12:06:01 Lisa P (F&F)

    Address Field
    Corporal F. P. Hancock. 3033

    24th Royal Fusiliers

    Brirtish Soldier interned in Switzerland

    Regina Hotel
    Murren

    February 22nd. 1917


    Mrs. M. G. Evans.

    35 Chorley Old Road

    Bolton, Lancs.



    Dear Madam,

    I have received your Letter of Feby. 2nd and I notice that

    you have had a communication from Pte. (=Private) B.J. Mahoney regarding your son.

    He seems to bear out the information given to me by Pte. H. E. Smith that your

    son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind

    the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded

    and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7 o'clock

    with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, and placed him behind

    the German line. I was the last of this party to be carried away, and

    I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken

    after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to

    what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he

    died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking

    the trouble to cut off his identification disc, in which case the War Office would

    not have received the news of his death, I feel sure that if he

    was alive you would have heard from him before now. All prisoners

    are allowed to write 6 times a month.
    The only other details I can give you are, that most probably

    the spot where your son was placed, would be about two or three

    hundred yards to the right of Delville Wood near Guillemont on the Somme.

  • March 7, 2017 20:13:25 Matthew Morrow

    Address Field
    Corporal F. P. Hancock. 3033

    24th Royal Fusiliers

    Brirtish Soldier interned in Switzerland

    Regina Hotel
    Murren

    February 22nd. 1917


    Mrs. M. G. Evans.

    35 Chorley Old Road

    Bolton, Lancs.



    Dear Madam,

    I have received your Letter of Feby 2nd and I notice that

    you have had a communication from Pte. (=Private) B.J. Mahoney regarding your son.

    He seems to bear out the information given to me by Pte. H. E. Smith that your

    son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind

    the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded

    and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7 o'clock

    with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, and placed him behind

    the German line. I was the last of this party to be carried away, and

    I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken

    after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to

    what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he

    died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking

    the trouble to cut off his identification disc, in which case the War Office would

    not have received the news of his death, I feel sure that if he

    was alive you would have heard from him before now. All prisoners

    are allowed to write 6 times a month.
    The only other details I can give you are, that most probably

    the spot where your son was placed, would be about two or three

    hundred yards to the right of Delville Wood near Guillemont on the Somme.


  • February 3, 2017 11:04:25 Alicia Longthorne

    Address Field
    Corporal F. P. Hancock. 3033

    24th Royal Fusiliers

    Brirtish Soldier interned in Switzerland

    Regina Hotel
    Murren

    February 22nd. 1917


    Mrs. M. G. Evans

    35 Chorley Old Road

    Bolton, Lancashire.



    Dear Madam,

    I have received your Letter of February 2nd and I notice that

    you have had a communication from Pte. (=Private) B.J. Mahoney regarding your son.

    He seems to bear out the information given to me by Pte. H. E. Smith that your

    son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind

    the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded

    and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7h

    with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, andplaced him behind

    the German line. I was the last of this party to be carried away, and

    I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken

    after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to

    what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he

    died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking

    the trouble to cut off his identification disc, in which case the War Office would

    not have received the news of his death, I feel sure that if he

    was alive you would have heard from him before now. All prisoners

    are allowed to write 6 times a month.
    The only other details I can give you are, that most probably

    the spot where your son was placed, would be about two or three

    hundred yards to the right of Delville Wood near Guillemont on the Somme.


  • February 3, 2017 11:01:33 Alicia Longthorne

    Address Field
    Corporal F. P. Hancock. 3033

    24th Royal Fusiliers

    Brirtish Soldier interned in Switzerland

    Regina Hotel
    Murren

    February 22nd. 1917


    Mrs. M. G. Evans

    35 Chorley Old Road

    Bolton, Lancashire.



    Dear Madam,

    I have received your Letter of February 2nd and I notice that you have had a communication from Pte. (=Private) B.J. Mahoney regarding your son. He seems to bear out the information given to me by Pte. H. E. Smith that your son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7h with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, and placed him behind the German line. I was the last of this party to be carried away, and I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking the trouble to cut off his identification disc, in which case the War Office would not have received the news of his death, I feel sure that if he was alive you would have heard from him before now. All prisoners are allowed to write 6 times a month.
    The only other details I can give you are, that most probably the spot where your son was placed, would be about two or three hundred yards to the right of Delville Wood near Guillemont on the Somme.


  • February 2, 2017 11:47:35 Alicia Longthorne

    Corporal F. P. Hancock. 3033

    24th Royal ...

    Brirtish Soldier interned in Switzerland

    Regina Hotel
    Murren

    February 22nd. 1917


    Mrs. M. G. Evans

    35 Chorley Old Road

    Bolton, Lancashire.



    Dear Madam,

    I have received your Letter of February 2nd and I notice that you have had a communication from Pte. (=Private) B.J. Mahoney regarding your son. He seems to bear out the information given to me by Pte. H. E. Smith that your son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7h with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, and placed him behind the German line. I was the last of this party to be carried away, and I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking the trouble to cut off his identification disc, in which case the War Office would not have received the news of his death, I feel sure that if he was alive you would have heard from him before now. All prisoners are allowed to write 6 times a month.
    The only other details I can give you are, that most probably the spot where your son was placed, would be about two or three hundred yards to the right of Delville Wood near Guillemont on the Somme.


  • February 2, 2017 11:28:56 Alicia Longthorne

    Dear Madam,

    I have received your Letter of February 2nd and I notice that you have had a communication from Lte. B J Mahoney regarding your son. He seems to bear out the information given to me by Lte. H. E. Smith that your son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7h with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, and placed him behind the German line. I was the last fo this party to be carried away, and I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking the trouble to cut off his identification disc, in which case the War Office would not have received the news of his death, I feel sure that if he was alive you would have heard from him before now. All prisoners are allowed to write 6 times a month.

    The only other details I can give you are, that most probably the spot where your son was placed, would be about two or three hundred yards to the right of Delville Wood near Guillemont on the Somme.


  • February 2, 2017 11:17:41 Alicia Longthorne

    Dear Madam,

    I have received your Letter of February 2nd and I notice that you have had a communication from Lte. B J Mahoney regarding your son. He seems to bear out the information given to me by Lte. H. E. Smith that your son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about 7h with a number of others among whom were 15 or 16 wounded, and placed him behind the German line. I was the last fo this party to be carried away, and I do not remember seeing your son amongst them, so evidently he was taken after I was. I very much regret I cannot give you any information as to what became of him afterwards. Of course it is possible that  if he died behind the German line, they might have buried him without taking the trouble to cut off his identification


  • February 2, 2017 11:12:21 Alicia Longthorne

    Dear Madam,

    I have received your Letter of February 2nd and I notice that you have had a communication from Lte. B J Mahoney regarding your son. He seems to bear out the information given to me by Lte. H. E. Smith that your son was very seriously wounded. He says he helped to carry him behind the German line, I think this must have been the day after I was wounded and taken prisoner, because I was taken on  Sunday morning July 30th about


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February 27, 1917
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