Lance-Corpl. Thomas Fidler, 4th South Wales Borderers, died at Oldway Hospital on Friday 5 November

Abridged from the Paignton Western Guardian 11 November 1915

The deceased sustained a head wound in the Dardanelles and lingered for a considerable time before the end came. The funeral took place at Paignton cemetery on Monday afternoon. The polished elm coffin was covered with the Union Jack, and was conveyed from the hospital in a hearse, kindly lent by Mr. S.J. Huggins. The mourners were the widow, Mrs. Bingham, Mrs. Maycocks and Mrs. Hardman, who followed the hearse in a carriage. Among those present was the Matron at Oldway Hospital (Miss Bickmore). The service at the Cemetery Chapel and at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. H. M. Young. In addition to a party of convalescent patients from Oldway, under Lance-Corpl. Sheard, a company of the 7th, 1915, aged 33,” and was furnished with brass fittings. Mr. R. Waycott made the funeral arrangements

Regiments Tagged - South Wales Borderers