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DEATH OF LANCE-CORPORAL HARRY DUDLEY, COESFAEN, FROM POISONOUS GAS. The town was cast into gloom on Friday last by the sad news that Lance- Corporal Harry Dudley, 20 years of age, the second son of Mr and Mrs Dudley, Coesfaen, had been gassed whilst serving in France with his regiment, the 10th R.W.F., in France. Lance-Corporal Dudley was well-known in the town, and loved and respected by all who came in contact with him. Previous to joining the colours be was employed as a gardener at Glanmawddact). He was a faithful -membpr of the St. John's Church choir and Sunday School, where his loss will be much felt. We are sure that the following letter received by his bereaved by his bereaved parents from one of his officers will come as a ray of sunshine to them in their sad loss. They have the sympathy of the whole town in their bereavement, but they have the satisfaction of feeling that he died fighting nobly for his King and country. May God bless and comfort them in this dark hour. May 4tb, 1916, 10th Batt. R.W.F., B.E.F., France. Dear Mr Dudley, It is my painful duty to be the writer of sad news. Your son, Lance- Corporal H. Dudley, died of gas poison- ing on the morning of April 30th. The Germans suddenly launched a gas attack, and although we had been warned and were prepared, your son was one who breathed a little of the gas. I saw him about half-an-bour after the gas had passed over, and although he said ne fell ill, be was nobly sticking to his post. I told him to leave the trenches to see the doctor, but, sad to say, be died on the way. You will be relieved to bear that be did not feel much pain because he became uncon- scious. He was buried by his comrades in a cemetery about a mile behind the line, the Chaplain being present. He was a brave soldier, who died nobly doing his duty to his country. I feel his loss greatly, for I have lost one of my bravest, most willing, and best non commissioned officers. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Yours sincerely, W. N. DA VIES (2nd Lieut), Bombing Officer, 10th Batt. R.W.F.

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