Thomas Elmer

. OCTOBER 28TH 1916 A Patriotic Peterborough Family Lance Corporal Thomas Elmer, Warwickshire Regiment, formerly a Hunts Cyclist, the fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer, 343 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, has died of wounds received in action on the 16th October. He was 23 years of age and was previously in the employ of Mr. A. E. Pell of Park Road. Enlisting on the outbreak of war in the Northamptonshire Regiment, he received his discharge from that regiment, but again re enlisted in the Hunts Cyclists. This is the second son that Mr. and Mrs. Elmer have lost in the war, the previous one being Albert who was killed at Neuve Chapelle. Two other sons are now serving in the forces, Corporal Frank, Northants Regiment, who is expected home on leave shortly from the front, and Fred, the eldest, who is stationed with the ASC at Salonica. Of this patriotic family the second son Ernest William has just been discharged, the sixth, Arthur, is at present engaged on munitions having been sent home by the army authorities, and the youngest, Victor, has attested.
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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith