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L CPL W BARSON, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, son of Mrs Barson, of New Street, Henley, is

L CPL W BARSON, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, son of Mrs Barson, of New Street, Henley, is in hospital at Bramshot, Hants, suffering from wounds in the left knee. This is the second time he has been wounded in action. On the previous occasion he was wounded in the right leg but returned to the front after being in hospital in France. He is an old sergeant of the Henley Lads’ Brigade.

A communication was received in Henley last weekend from relatives of 2nd Lieut C H Hunt that he is now out of danger. On August 4 we reported that he was in Queen Alexandra’s Hospital for Officers at Millfield Lane, Highgate, suffering from severe wounds in the chest. He was in a very critical state and the doctors held out little hope of recovery, so the latest news will be received with much pleasure by his friends in Henley.

The Hon Arthur Stanley MP, chairman of the British Red Cross Society, has received £1,000 from Mr W E Cain, of Wargrave, for the benefit of Liverpool men to enable wives and relatives to visit prisoners from Germany who are now interned in Switzerland.





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