Abridged from Paignton Western Guardian 27 May 1915
There died at Oldway Hospital, on Sunday morning, Private Thomas Reed, of the 2nd Manchesters, who has been in the institution some time.
At the funeral on Tuesday, a company of the Devons billeted at Paignton acted as bearer party, the coffin being covered with the Union Jack. The mourners were Mrs. Reed (mother), Mrs. Heath (sister), Mrs. Holmes (sister-in-law), Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Robins. The Rev. H.M. Young officiated at the cemetery chapel and the graveside, and a party of buglers from Torquay sounded the “Last Post.”
Wreaths were sent by the American Women’s Hospital, “Gone but not forgotten,” and “with deepest sympathy from his comrades of surgical ward 3.”
The Hospital was represented by a member of the medical staff.
The coffin bore the inscription “Thomas Reed, died Sunday May 23rd 1915, aged 33.” Mr. R. Waycott made the arrangements.