Lance Corporal Alfred Wringe of the Lincolnshire Regiment, was injured on 1st July 1916- in the first day of the battle of the Somme. His service records list him as having gunshot wounds to the left tibia and to the jaw. He was brought back to Britain, where it was officially noted by Major A Stephens, Registrar of the RAMC at Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, that he died of ‘gunshot wound of jaw’. Two days earlier he had to have the left ‘lower third’ amputated as gangrene had set in. He was just 23.
Before the war he had lived at 17 Arlington Street Grimsby, worked in the family fish business on the docks and played for various sporting teams in the town.

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