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Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, November 16th, 1895


FUNERAL: On Sunday, the funeral took place of the late Alfred Lees, the unfortunate young man who died on November 4th from injuries received at the Waxhill Barracks Pits from the kick of a horse (as reported in last issue). An evidence of the sympathy felt for the bereaved family was seen in the large numbers who assembled, not withstanding the wet weather, to witness the funeral, and also in the large number who joined the procession. The funeral took place at St. Matthew's Church, Donnington Wood, where the Rev. Mr. Dundas, the newly-appointed vicar, performed the burial service. Beautiful wreaths, &c., were sent by "His fellow-workmen, with sympathetic feelings," St. George's Y.M.F.S., and Mr. J. Ball, Priorslee Blues Football Club, friends and neighbours, and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lowe.

The coffin, in accordance with the custom in cases of accident, was made at the Lilleshall Company's works, and bore the inscription: "Alfred Lees, died Nov. 4th, 1895, aged 19 years," and the arrangements were ably carried out under the direction of Mr. Harry Ray, who represented the company.


Submitted by Steve Dewhirst

Note: The funeral took place on 10th November.

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