1/4th Battalion South Lancs Regiment

Private Christopher Joseph Lathwell

Pte Christopher Joseph Lathwell, 235369, 1/4th Battalion South Lancs Regiment, was killed in action in France on March 15th, 1918. He left a widow and three children in Luton.

Widow Nellie, of 14 Moreton Road, Round Green, received news of her husband's death in a letter on March 16th written by Army Chaplain the Rev P. J. Fisher. He said Christopher was killed instantly by a shell while on duty just behind the trenches.

"I buried him this morning, and we were able to give him a decent Christian burial," added the Chaplain.

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