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60971: Letter sent on the death of Private William Lowe

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Letter sent to the mother of Private William Lowe of the 13th East Yorks by the Roman Catholic Chaplain of the 30th Casualty Clearing Station of the British Expeditionary Force, breaking the news of his death. The letter says that Lowe was brought into the Casualty Clearing Station badly wounded, and that "His case was quite hopeless; but I am pleased to say he did not appear to be in any great pain." The Chaplain then describes administering absolution and the last rites to Lowe, and says that he will be buried in the British Military Cemetery at Aubigny in Artois. Part of a collection relating to William Lowe.

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Identifier

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Subject

Lowe, William Albert

Date

30th July 1917

Date Created

30/07/1917

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Meriel Patrick | Meriel Patrick | Walter Knapp

Submission Event

Ferrens Art Gallery, Hull Submission Day, 31st May 2008

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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