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Soldier – Singleton, William – Discharged after Gas

June 1916

Mexborough and Swinton Times, June 3, 1916


Private William Singleton
(York & Lancs)

Private Singleton of New Street, Darfield, has been discharged from the Army as medically unfit.

He was mobilised with the York & Lancs Territorials, and altogether has had 286 days in the trenches. He was wounded at Fleur Baira in May 1915, with a bullet. He returned to the scene of action in a month’s time, and soon after was wounded again, while removing a wounded comrade. A shell burst near them casing the horse to shy, and in bolting it killed the wounded soldier, and dragged the wagon over Singleton’s feet.

After recovering from this, he had a severe dose of the enemy’s gas, which has occasioned his discharge.

He is, however able to work, and is following his former employment at Houghton Main.