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BOOTLE LAD MAKES THE FINAL SACRIFICE.
had been received by Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Huyton, of 48, Howe-street, Bootle, that
their eldest son, Pte. Richard Huyton, K.L.R.,
was killed in action on April 24th during
the recent heavy fighting.
| The Major
Commanding, writing to the parents, says,
"It has been impossible under the
circumstances to inform you earlier. We all
realise the great anxiety you have been
suffering, and extend to you the heartfelt
sympathy of all officers and men of the
| As a boy, Pte.
Huyton attended St.Alexander's School,
Kirkdale, and afterwards was employed by
Messrs. Burton and Son, flat owners, of
Chapel-street, Liverpool. He joined the
King's Scottish Battalion on October 13th,
1916, and was sent to France in February the
following year. On July 31st last year he
was seriously gassed and burned with liquid
fire. As a result, he was a long time in a
London military hospital. When convalescent
the young soldier had a short leave at home.
He rejoined his Battalion on January 9th
this year, and has now made the supreme
| Deep sympathy
has been expressed with the family in their
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