HAVE 2 SONS
Ives Brothers Both
Died of Wounds
18 months of anxiety and repeated requests for news of
their youngest son Ronald reported missing in Italy on
May 12th, 1944, whilst in action with the Royal Fusiliers
- Mr. and Mrs. W. Favell, Crown Walk, St. Ives, have been
noitified that after extensive inquiries no trace can
be found, and that it must reluctantly be presumed that
he succumbed to his wounds.
one years of age, Ronald, only a few months before was
seriously wounded, and, now that tyhe news of his death
must be presumed, it provides the most tragic bereavement
suffered by St. Ivians during this war, for only a year
ago Mr. and Mrs. Favell's eldest son, Bill, died of wounds
and was brought home to be buried at St. Ives.
of this double loss will belearned throughout the town
with deep sympathy, and whilst many rejoice in victory,
they will also think of these sorrowing parents who have
given their all.
OF WOUNDS - Mr. and Mrs. W. Favell, 21, Crown-walk,
received the sad news on Sunday that their elder son, Pte.
William Arthur Favell, 5th Dorsets, had passed away in Durham
County Hospital. He would have been 27 on Tuesday. It is
about two months since we reported that "Bill",
a popular lad, had been seriously wounded in July in N.W.
Europe, after having 4¼ years' Army service to his
credit. He was brought to an English hospital and when visited
a fortnight ago at Basingstoke was making excellent progress.
A sudden relapse followed his removal to the North of England
and he passed away suddenly, before his parents were able
to reach him. Mr. and Mrs. favell's younger son Ronal is
still missing, and the sympathy of the whole town goes out
to them in their sorrow. The funeral takes place today (Thursday),
2.30 p.m., at the parish church.
News For St. Ives
Favell, 42, Gt. Farthing Close, St. Ives, received news
on Saturday that her elder son, Pte. Walter Favell, of
an infantry Regiment, was killed in North Africa last
four years of age, Pte. Favell worked for some time for
the St. Ives Gas Co. and later for Messrs. Keith Wright,
Fenstanton. A territorial he was recalled on the outbreak
of war and was later evacuated from Dunkirk.
brother Charlie, has been missing in Malaya for nearly