796136 -- Pte. John R. Searles of
Mrs. K. Searles of Hawtrey received an official telegram on
Tuesday stating that her son, Private Jack Searles, of the 133rd
Norfolk's Own Battalion, had paid the supreme sacrifice on July
He was 30 years of age, and
unmarried, and enlisted in February, 1916.
Before enlisting he resided at
Hawtrey with his mother and brothers, of whom Reginald is now in
the trenches. Besides these, another brother, Albert, of
Chelmsford, England, is now serving his country in France.
Jack was a fine looking soldier
and will be missed by a good many friends. His mother and the
other members of the family have the sympathy of the surrounding