Private William Edward Torkington
14038 2nd Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Killed in Action 2nd September 1916,
in France, aged 31
Lived at 38 Mill Street
Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France
Burnley Express 23rd September 1916

BURNLEY SCOTTIE KILLED (Burnley Express 23rd September1916)
Official news has been received that Pte. William Edward Torkington (14038), of the Scottish Rifles, of 38 Mill-street, off Trafalgar, Burnley, was killed in action on Sept. 2nd. Pte. Torkington, who was 31 years of age was formerly a moulding machine man at Messrs. Palmer’s Pentridge Mill and enlisted on Aug. 1st, 1914. He was connected with Holy Trinity Church, and was a keen footballer. He went out to the front a year and nine months ago. He was wounded in the hand about six weeks before his death, and had been back in the firing line only a week when he was killed. Mrs. Grimshaw, his aunt, has received a letter from his Captain expressing sorrow at the death of Pte. Torkington. He was a good soldier, and all the boys joined in sending sympathy, for the sake of his children. He leaves two little children.





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