Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 27 1916
Lance Corporal Phillip Bly
News has just been received by Mr & Mrs Robert Bly, of New Street, Darfield, that their eldest son, Lance Corporal Phillip Bly, is lying in hospital with a shell wound in his back. Bly, who is serving with the Royal Engineers, attached to the Barnsley Battalion, joined the colours last September.
Another brother, Private Fred Bly, is serving with the same battalion. Previous to going abroad Fred was successful in carrying off the first prize for “machine gunnery” at Larkhill, and is proud of the “special badge” which he wears, given him on this occasion.
Both young men were formerly employed at Houghton Main Colliery.
Mr and Mrs Bly also have a dayghter engaged in munitions work.