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Gunner Richard Schofield (19614)

'B' Bty, 74th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Guards Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: St Peter Cowleigh

Burial/Commemoration: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

Nature of Death: Died of wounds, Boulogne, France 28/3/16

Age: 20

Next of Kin: Son of Frederick and Emma Schofiled of 1 Mayfield Cottage, Cowleigh Road.

The Malvern News reported in April 1916: “Mr and Mrs Frederick Schofield of Mayfield Cottage, Cowleigh Road have been informed that their son Gnr R Schofield RFA has died of wounds in hospital. He joined the colours after the outbreak of war. His elder brother Thomas of the Worcestershire Regt [1] has been missing since August.” The Cowleigh Parish Magazine added that the last his parents had heard of him was that he managed to scribble a few lines to his parents while lying out on the battlefield wounded and waiting to be picked up by the stretcher-bearers.

Malvern News 8/4/16
St Peter's (Cowleigh) Parish Magazine April 1916


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