1915, 25 September – Batley News

This week’s Batley News carried minimal reference to the parishioners of St Mary’s. 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.

Those up before the magistrates this week included the following:

Batley Court – Monday

Previously convicted for a similar offence, Ann Tully, married, 44, Victoria Street, Carlinghow, was fined 15s. 6d. and 2s. 6d. witness’s expenses, for using obscene language. Asked what she had to say, she replied, “Only that I’m sorry. I shall have to keep my head on me better.”

The family notices had three parish deaths.

DALY. —On the 18th inst., aged 72 years, Ann Daly, Staincliffe Infirmary.

McQUINN. —On the 22nd inst., aged 21 months, Joseph, son of John J. McQuinn, 2, Villiers Street.

BOVY. —On the 23rd inst., aged 11 weeks, Irene J. Lambertine, daughter of Phillipe D. J. Bovy, Woodhall.

As indicated in the family notices, the predominantly Catholic community of Belgian refugees in Batley suffered a bereavement this week.

REFUGEES BEREAVED. —The Belgian community in Batley have suffered another bereavement by the death of Irene J. Lambertine Bovy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillipe D. J. Bovy, who came from Birmingham about a month ago to reside with relatives at Woodhall. Irene died from whooping-cough yesterday morning, and the burial will take place to-morrow afternoon at Batley Cemetery in the grave where another Belgian child from Woodhall was interred a few months ago. The grave was bought by the local Belgian Committee. One of the priests from Batley Catholic Church will conduct the funeral rites.