L/376 Bombardier Harold Gregson,

"C" Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

Born Church, Lancashire, enlisted Accrington, Lancashire.

Died of wounds, France/Flanders, 1 October 1917.

The Accrington Observer and Times of 20th October 1917 reported: -

BOMBARDIER H. GREGSON KILLED - ONE OF THE HOWITZERS.

Friends in Church, Oswaldtwistle and Hapton will regret to learn of the death in action of Bombardier Harold Gregson, son of Councillor and Mrs. Henry Gregson of 305, Blackburn Road, West End, Oswaldtwistle. The widow and child of Bombardier Gregson reside at Hapton Hall Farm. Gunner James Langham, writing to his parents at 69, Manchester Road, Hapton, says, "Yuo will regret to hear that Harold Gregson has had his leg shattered and a most serious injury to his eye. He was hit when we were bringing up the guns to the firing line. Bombardier William Walker wrote on Monday to his wife in Bridgefield Street, Hapton, to be sure to let Mr. Robinson of Hapton Hall Farm, know that his brother in law, Harold Gregson, was severely wounded on Monday last, and died the following day. Though Bombardier Gregson did not reside in Hapton many months before his enlistment, he became well known in the village, and much sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Gregson on her sad loss.

The same report was in the Burnley News of the same dat under the heading - HAPTON BOMBARDIER.

Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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