The round-up of pieces from the Batley News relating to the parishioners of St Mary’s is very brief this first Christmas Eve of the war. As before, I have put in bold the names of those connected to the parish who served with the military.
The Death Notices contained the announcement of the death on 17th December of two-year-old Francis Cassidy, son of Ernest Cassidy of 19, Mayman Lane.
There was an eighth Belgian Fund donation by St Mary’s RC Church, amounting to £3 4s 1d.
And amongst the list of old scholars of Carlinghow Boy’s School now serving King and Country in the military was H Booth. The headmaster decided that a permenant memorial be hung in the school in the form of a scroll. H Booth was Herbert Booth, who had become a Catholic convert and parishioner of St Mary’s.