Tydd 19-year-old dies in 1917

Pte F L Durrant.
Pte F L Durrant.
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The long list of men from South Holland dying at the front continued to grow in 1917.

Pte F L Durrant, of Lutton Marsh, and Lance-Corpl E D Thorold, of Weston (both pictured above) had paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Lance-Corp E D Thorold.

Lance-Corp E D Thorold.

Many of the men who died were very young, such as 22-year-old Pte Ezra Waite, of the Grange Farm, Gosberton Risegate, and 19-year-old Gunner Frederick Victor Rose, of Tydd.

Frederick had only joined the army on February 1, but contracted fever on February 25 and had subsequently died in hospital. Before joining the Royal Field Artillery he had worked for Mr J Retchless, at Tydd. His brother, Driver C Rose, was in the Royal Garrison Artillery.