Private John Robert Payne
201839 2nd Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died of Wounds 2nd July 1918, aged 27
Lived at 10 Hebrew Road
Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery & Ext. France
Burnley Express 13th July 1918

Born Brierfield and enlisted Nelson. Son of Joseph and Margaret Ann Payne, of 48 Halifax Road , Brierfield.

The hospital where John died of his wounds was Gezaincourt No 3 Casualty Clearing Station.

( Burnley Express 13/07/18)
Mrs Payne, of 10, Hebrew Street, Burnley, has received official news that her husband, Lance Corporal (201839) John Robert Payne, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died from wounds on July 2nd in the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital , France . Mrs Payne had previously had a chaplain’s letter announcing that her husband was admitted to hospital on July 2nd suffering from a severe chest wound which penetrated the abdomen. It was, said the chaplain impossible to save his life. “I was with him during the day,” the chaplain wrote, “and he gave me your address, and wished me, to say he was thinking of you all. He was hoping to get home and to Blighty,’ but he died towards the evening. He was buried to-day (3rd) with full military honours in the little cemetery near by. Please accept my sincere sympathy in your terrible bereavement.”
Lance Corporal Payne, who is a native of Brierfield, and whose parents reside at 48 Halifax Road , Brierfield, previous to enlisting on May 2nd, 1916, was employed as a plumber by Mr P. J. Quinn, of Brierfield, and was connected with St Luke’s Church, at which place he is on the roll of honour. He first went to France in June, 1917, and was wounded by shrapnel in the back, and gassed last August. Last February he suffered from trench feet. A brother has been discharged from the Army three times, and the youngest brother holds a commission in the Royal Air Force. Over 20 cousins have seen active service.


PAYNE-In sad but loving memory of my dear husband, John R. (Jack) Payne, who died of wounds in hospital, Doullens, France, on July 2nd, 1918.
“The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
-From his loving Wife and Child and all at 10 Hebrew Street .
PAYNE-Died of wounds on the 2nd July, 1918 at the Canadian Clearing Hospital, Doullens, France, Lance Corporal J. R. Payne, elder and dearly loved son of Mr & Mrs J Payne, of 48, Halifax Road, Brierfield.

“Not our will, O Father, but Thine, be done.”
In sweetest and loving remembrance of our dear brother, who died of wounds on the 2nd July, at Doullens , France .

Thy will be done
-From his Brothers and Sister, Halifax Road , Brierfield.




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