|The Rushden Echo Friday 13 July 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier's Death - Corporal J S Morris Succumbs to Gunshot Wounds
Corporal J S Morris, 40167, Northants Regt., of 128 Wellingborough-road, Rushden, has, we regret to say, died of wounds in France. Deceased, who was formerly employed in the clicking department of Messrs. James Hyde's boot factory at Rushden, was a well known and much respected member of the Wesleyan Reform Mission Hall, Wellingborough road, and much sympathy will be felt for the widow in her loss. Deceased was the son of Mrs and the late Mr Richard Morris of 177 Wellingborough-road, Rushden.
At the time of the outbreak of the war, deceased was a member of the local company of Territorials, and mobilised with the rest. In September, 1916 he was sent to France. A telegram reached Mrs Morris to say that her husband was dangerously wounded and had been removed to the 17th Casualty Clearing station, where he lay extremely ill. A letter followed from one of the nurses to the effect that Corporal Morris was suffering from gunshot wounds received on June 18th. Since then a telegram has been received by Mrs Morris confirming the sad information that he has died of wounds on June 30th, and was buried on July 1st. A letter from the Chaplain gives the information that the cause of dead was gunshot wounds to the abdomen.