Long Sutton and Spalding soldiers wounded

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Richard Luff, of Long Sutton, had been injured in the war and sent this photograph of himself (in the left-hand bed, with his tunic across the foot of the bed) recovering in Manchester Hospital.

Luff was in the Lincolnshire Regiment.

News had also arrived that Acting-Adjutant Capt Edward Hilliam, son of Mrs Hilliam of Cowbit Road, Spalding, had been “perilously wounded”.

The captain had been in “the terrible fight near Ypres, and was shot in the left lung”.

It seemed at first that this was a serious wound but it was reported he was writing home asking for clothes and boots, so it was thought “he must be progressing satisfactorily”.

He served with the 5th Battalion, Western Cavalry, Canadian Contingent.