Burnley's Last Casualty

For a number of years it was generally believed that the last man do succumb to wounds inflicted during the Great War was 240117 Private John William Hitchen of the Army Veteran Corps who died of his wounds on the 1st April 1941, aged 58

Now new information has come to light on 15728 Sergeant Albert Nixon MM of the 11th East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington Pals),who died in February 1946 as a direct result of a rifle bullet penetrating a vein during an operation. The bullet had been in his body since being wounded in 1917 or 1918, he has now been included on the list of Burnley men who lost their lives.




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