This is a round-up of pieces from the Batley News relating to the parishioners of St Mary’s. As usual I have put in bold the names of those connected to the parish who served with the military. Spellings and punctuation are identical to those in the newspaper.
There was an update on Joe Hart, who was mentioned in the 1 and 8 May editions of the paper.
BATLEYITE’S LEG WOUND
Mrs. Hart, of Ward’s Hill, Batley, has received a postcard from her son, Private Joe Hart. 2nd K.O.Y.L.I., stating that he is in Fakeley1 [sic] Hospital, Liverpool, suffering from a wound in his leg.
St Mary’s R.C. Church made a 16th donation to the Belgian fund, this time amounting to £3.
Mr James Karney wrote to his sister Bridget (mother of Walter Hughes).
Mr. James Karney, writing from Senlis, Aisne, to Mrs. Hughes, Coalpit Lane, Carlinghow, says: “This war has upset everything. When it will finish I don’t know. Everything has gone up in price. Coal is £2 8s. a ton, meat and butter 2s. a pound, and sugar 9d. a pound.”
1. Should read Fazakerley