Victor Dighton.

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23/12/1916

Pte. Victor Dighton, Royal Berks. Regt., who was recently severely wounded, has so far recovered as to be able to be removed to England, and is now in the 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester.  His brother, Pte. Ernest W. Dighton is in hospital at Glasgow, suffering from trench feet.  They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. W, Dighton, Rose Cottage, West Street, Godmanchester, who still have two sons in France.

24/11/1916

Pte. Victor Dighton, 1st Royal Berks., recently transferred from the Cyclists Battalion and son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Dighton, of Rose Cottage, West Street, Godmanchester, has been wounded.  A telegram was received stating that he was in hospital in France severely wounded, and giving permission for his friends to visit him.  Steps were taken at once to obtain the necessary papers, and Mrs. Dighton, accompanied by her sister in law, Mrs. George Clifton, left for France early on Saturday morning, crossing the channel in a heavy storm raging that day, and returning on Tuesday evening.  They found Pte. Dighton seriously wounded to the right leg and arm, but left him comfortable after a successful operation.  They speak very highly of the attention afforded them on the journey and when in France, and also of the splendid manner in which the wounded men are being looked after.

24/11/1916 & 25/11/1916

GODMANCHESTER MOTHER'S VISIT TO FRANCE

Mr. and Mrs. Wm Dighton, of Rose Cottage, West Street, Godmanchester, received a telegram late on Thursday evening stating that their son, Pte. Victor Dighton, Royal Berkshire Regiment transferred from the Cyclist Battalion, was in hospital in France severely wounded, and giving permission for his friends to visit him.  Steps were taken at once to obtain the necessary papers, and Mrs. Dighton, accompanied by her sister in law, Mrs. George Clifton, left for France early on Saturday morning, crossing the channel in a heavy storm raging that day.  They returned on Tuesday evening.  Mrs. Dighton states that she found her son seriously wounded to the right leg and arm, but left him comfortable after a successful operation.  They speak very highly of the attention afforded them on the journey and when in France, and also of the splendid manner in which the wounded were cared for.

From a local paper - 25/11/1916

Pte. V. Dighton: Mr. and Mrs. Dighton, of Rose Cottage, West Street Godmanchester, received a telegram late on Thursday evening stating that their son -------------------------

 
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