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1917 Death of two young Cuckfield soldiers

Updated: Apr 24


Mid Sussex Times - Tuesday 03 July 1917


DIED A PRISONER OF WAR.

—Mrs. George Murrell, of Braines Mead, Cuckfield, received official notification on June 30th that her son, Private George Murrell, died a prisoner of war in Germany on January 7th. The cause of death is unknown. Private Murrell was captured on the lt 18th November, 1916. Mrs. Murrell had a card from him, dated 27th November, and had since been anxiously awaiting news from him.

Pennifold

Alfred Unwins Pennifold 2nd Battalion Post Office Rifles

DEATH OF PTE. A. PENNIFOLD. —We regret to state that the sad news has been officially communicated to Mrs. Pennifold, of 2 New Road Cottages, Chatfield Road, that her third son—Private Alfred Uwins Pennifold, London Regiment—has made the supreme sacrifice, he being killed in action on 16th June. He was 22 years of age, and prior to joining up two years ago last February was employed in the gardens at Copyhold by Mr. Drake. Mrs. Pennifold, who is a widow, has two other sons in khaki and one son at home, aged twelve years. The second son is still in hospital in London, having been taken there from France (where he was for eight months) suffering from pneumonia.

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