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"A Brave Boy." I Another Buiith Hero I FALLS. AT HIS POST. I The sad news reached Mrs Painter, Castle pottages, Bnilth Wells, on Friday, that h.er son Corporal George Arthur, of the 2nd Border Regi- ment, had been killed in action. Corporal Painter joined about the second month after the outbreak of hostilities, and was then only *8 years of age. Prior to his fatal wound, he had been wounded twice-once in the knee and a second tirae in the foot. He had been in Nottingham ilitary Hospital. The last letter received from .him arrived about, three weeks ago, and in this ha that he was quite well, except for the 4811al hard-hips. "A Brave Boy." I Private J. Kennedy, "A" Platoon, Grenade 2nd Border Regiment, writing to Mrs Painter, Inder date 24th ult., siiys: I" Your son Georgi ltag in my platoon, nrrl was corporal-in-el arge of the section to which I belong. He was a brave boy. .and never took us where he would not go himself. We had been in the trenches three days when it tne our turn for the firing line. We were sub- jected to a terrible bombardment on April 19th, and In tbis your son met his death while at his post. lie was hit on the left side just under the heart, d only lived a few minutes. All he spoke was 'Mother, mother," and he died with those words  his lips. He did not suffer from any pain. We kid George in the trench parapet, and prayed that Yoll would take the great loss to heart as lightly as Possible. We have had a big loss in our regiment, and. there are only three left out of Georgie's Action. We feel lost without him. Sympathising With you in your great loss, I remain, yours etc., private J. Rennedy, 4809, "A" Platoon, Grenade %Impanv 2nd Border Regiment. B.E.F. France." 1l The second time Corporal Painter was wounded Was buried alive, and in one of his letters he observed that they failed to find one of the officers, ^hile he himself was buried for a day, and slept in 1nches of water. Bis many Builth friends will remember Corporal 4i3iter who before joining the forces was a Jfcrdener at Caerberis. Later he was employed in the North of England, and there joined tho Border ^giment. Prior to leaving for France he hud been ?tioned at Carlisle, Shoeburyness, and Southend. L

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