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Burton Daily Mail, 10th December 1915, Page 4



Mrs Toon of High Street Melbourne, has received the news that her brother Private 16671 Edgar Tivey, 5th Notts and Derby Regiment, has died of wounds in France. The sad news was conveyed in letters received from the officer in charge of the regiment. In the first letter the officer stated that Tivey was badly wounded on November 28th, on leaving the trenches. He was wounded in the neck, and it was feared that the spine had been grazed by the bullet. In a further letter it was stated that Tivey had died of his wounds. The bullet evidently hit his spine and although everything was done, it was of no avail. He was paralysed, and, as the doctor said, it was a merciful release as he would have suffered great pain. Deceased who was only 20 years of age last December, was born in Melbourne, He commenced work as a stone driver at the Cloud Hill Lime Works, Breedon and subsequently went into farm service near Alfreton. When the war broke out he had moved to his parents’ home at Coppice Side, Swadlincote and was working as a waggoner at the Albion Clay Company’s Works, Woodville. An old Territorial, he was called up with others whilst at camp. He was gassed in France and was in the hospital five weeks, and had only been back in the trenches about five days when he was struck down.


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