Fate of two Bourne soldiers unknown in 1916

Pte J C Swift.
Pte J C Swift.
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The fate of two Bourne soldiers was being discussed in the town 100 years ago.

Pte G Sherwin, of the Lincolns, had officially been reported as ‘wounded and missing’ in 1916.

Pte G Sherwin.

Pte G Sherwin.

Pte J C Swift, of the Royal Warwicks, had also been reported missing.

Both Bourne soldiers had taken part in what was described then as “the recent advance”.

Pte Sherwin was the son of Mr and Mrs Sherwin, of West Street, while Pte Swift was the son of Mr and Mrs C Swift, of Gladstone Street.

There were honours for a Bourne officer. Capt Wilfred A Sneath, son of Mr and the late Mrs Sneath, of Thurlby, had received a Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in 1916.