Mr Astin, who resides
at 5, Anne Street, Fulledge, has now been notified that his son, Pte.
Arthur Astin, 241320, of the 1/5 East Lancashire Regt. (Territorials),
is now presumed to have been killed in action on April 28th, 1917, after
being missing for fourteen months. At the time he enlisted, in 1915, he
was living at 28, Tentre Street. First he went to Egypt, but did not take
part in the Dardanelles campaign, and was sent to France in March 1917.
Formerly he was a weaver at Sutcliffe’s Mill, Tentre Street, and
was connected with St. Catherine’s Church. There are three other
brothers serving, one in Egypt and two in France, and one of them, Albert,
as announced in the “Express” at the time, has been decorated
with the Distinguished Conduct Medal.