1915, 6 February – Batley News

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 unchanged from the original newspaper, so some (e.g. in particular the death notice) may look peculiar.


St Mary’s RC Church made a tenth donation to the Belgian Fund, this one amounting to £3 3d.


There was one military story connected to St Marys, with news of Patrick Gavaghan, serving with the 1st Shropshire Light Infantry.

Private P. Gavaghan, who was wounded in the shoulder whilst serving with a Staffordshire Regiment at the Front, is a native of Batley, and he informs Mr. J. E. Fletcher, of Commercial Street, that he is quickly recovering at the 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge. He states that one of the nurses in the hospital is Nurse Musto, formerly of Batley, and he expresses thanks for a parcel he has received from the Batley Ladies’ Sewing Guild.


Finally, there was one parish associated death amongst the death notices this week.

WALSH. —On on [sic] 30th inst., [sic, should be ult.] aged 12 years, Kathleen Walsh, 60 Ward’s Hill.