Mexborough and Swinton Times July 28, 1917
Patriotic Bolton Family
Four Sons Serving: One Killed
Mr and Mrs W Trickett, of the Post office, Bolton on Dearne, have received from Major G Sempler the following letter notifying them of the death in action of their son, Gunner William Trickett:
“I daresay you will be notified by now that your son was killed in action on June 15.
The battery was in action in a very exposed position when he was struck by a shell and killed outright. He suffered no pain at all. We buried him just behind at the guns, closest to the spot where he fell, and marked the place with a wooden cross, with his name on it.
On behalf of the offices and battery generally, we offer you our sympathy in your great loss. The battery has lost a good comrades and the army a gallant soldier.
Mr Mrs Trickett have three sons serving in France: Private JW Trickett (Northamptonshire Regiment), Private F Trickett (A.S.C) and Private T Trickett (King’s Liverpool Regiment.)
Date of Death:17/06/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery “D” Bty. 112th Bde.
Panel Reference:Panel 5 and 9.Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Son of William and Jane Trickett, of Bracon Cottage, Belton, Doncaster.