1916, 15 January – Batley News

This is a round-up of pieces from this week’s 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. And, as ever, the spelling and punctuation matches that of the newspaper.

The death notices contained one connected to a family in the parish. It was as follows:

BROMLEY. —On the 8th inst., aged 14 months, Doris, daughter of Herbert Bromley, 12, Hume Street.

More thank you letters in response to Christmas parcels were published. They included one from Driver Thomas O’Hara:

Batley Club Men’s Experiences

In acknowledgement of Christmas parcels sent to Batley Trades and Friendly Club members on active service, the Secretary, Mr. F. Healey, has received several letters….

Driver T. O’Hara, East Street, Batley, R.F.A. —I am glad the committee and members think about the men who are doing their bit for King and Country