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Soldier – Sugden J. – A “Britannic” Survivor

December 1916

Mexborough and Swinton Times, December 30, 1916


A “Britannic” Survivor
Darfield Man Injured but Safe

After believing her Husband, private J Sugden, of the R.A.M.C., to have gone down with the “Britannic,” Mrs Sugden, of Millhouses, has received word that he is in the hospital of St Elms at Malta, suffering from, it is believed, a broken leg.

Private Sugden is a reservist and was mobilised at the outbreak of war.

In France he was knocked down by a motorcar and injured. After recovering he was transferred to the hospital ship, “Britannic,” which was torpedoed off Greece.

He sustained injuries to one of his legs, and was in the water for a considerable time.

When picked up he was unconscious, and remained so for a fortnight. He is now progressing satisfactorily.
Previous to enlistment he was on the postal staff at Darfield.