Today we pay our respects to Bourne Man, Private William Elfleet Close, 31105 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of accidental injuries 100 years ago on 9th October 1918, age 37.
Son of Thomas and Catherine Close of 3 Elm Terrace, North Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
Rouen St Sever Cemetery became the final resting place for over 11500 First World War soldiers, nurses and personnel that passed through the 15 hospitals stationed locally.
Rest in Peace