Burton footballer falls

August 18, 1915
Confirmation was received in Burton-on-Trent yesterday of the death of still another local footballer in the heroic charge of the 7th Battalion King’s Royal Rifles on 30 July. Mrs. Robinson, Anglesey-road, who had recently been notified that her husband Rifleman J. Robinson, had been wounded in action but that further inquiries were being made, received the following letter form a comrade:

“It is with regret that I write you this letter, but I thought it my duty to do sin case you have not heard about your husband’s death. We were going to make an attack on the Germans when I came across your husband’s grave, and we got a letter out of his coat with the name Polly at the bottom of it. . . I am sorry to say I have lost the note since then or I would have sent it to you.”
(Evening Desptach: August 19, 1915)

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