This week’s round-up of pieces from the Batley News this week relating to the parishioners of St Mary’s is brief. As usual I have put in bold the names of those connected to the parish who served with the military. And, as ever, the spelling and punctuation matches that of the newspaper.
One death notice appeared in the columns this week:
MULLINS. —On the 15th inst., aged 52 years George Mullins, Bradford Road.
Richard Carroll Walsh’s brother Stephen Walsh was wanting some sweet treats sending. He wrote:
SWEET CAKE WANTED.
Batley Ammunition Driver’s Hint.
Driver Stephen Walsh, at the Front with an Ammunition Column, writes to his parents in Brownhill Road, Batley:—
Send me some sweet cake if you can, please. All my chums in the camp get some every week, and I could relish some, too. We have been on the move this last week; and even if we move again, the cake will be all right. I have got to know what soldiering is since I came out here. I can tell you.