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Francis Campbell Warden
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 8954
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Brighton Hospital
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 16.10.1914
- Burial Country: England
- Cemetery: Brighton City (Bear Road) Cemetery, Sussex
- Grave/Mem Ref no: ZIE.46.
- Date of Birth: 1887
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 68 James St, Dundee
Wilhelmina Warden (nee Malloch)
Isabella Malcolm, 28 Todburn Lane, Dundee
Isabella, born 29.01.1910 & Margaret, born 30.11.1913
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Francis Warden 8954 King’s Own Scottish Borderers
SAD NEWS OF DUNDEE SOLDER
The death is reported of another Dundee soldier, Private Francis Warden, of the K.O.S.B., who resided at 68 James Street. There seems, however, to be some uncertainty as to identity. Mrs Warden received a telegram intimating that her husband was wounded and in hospital, and on Friday a second telegram reached her, with the distressing news that he had died. Soon afterwards however a third telegram arrived, asking her to wire at once what Private Warden’s religion was.
This latter telegram suggested that there was some dubiety as to the identity of the soldier who had died, and there are circumstances which give ground for hope that there may be some mistake. No later than a week ago Mrs Warden had a letter sent by her husband from the front, dated 29th November, in which he wrote in a cheerful way, which showed that he was well, and on the 7th October he sent one of the regulation postcards, in which everything was scored out but the printed words, “I am well,” and “Letter following soon.”
Meantime Mrs Warden has not yet received the usual War Office intimation of her husband’s death. A brother and sister have gone to London to see if they can clear the matter up. Private Warden was a reservist, and joined his regiment on 5th August, immediately after the outbreak of the war.
Dundee People’s Journal 24th October 1914
WARDEN—At Brighton Hospital, on 16th October, (result of wounds), Francis Warden 8954, B Company, Second K.O.S.B., beloved husband of Bella Malcolm, 68 James Street, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 31st October 1914
Additional information kindly supplied by dearmrspennyman.com, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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