Pte. FREDERICK THORLEY FINUCANE was probably the youngest in the battalion being only fifteen years of age, but standing 5ft 8 inches tall. Born of a military family, he enlisted with his fathers written authority in March, and after going into camp at Bury, sailed with his battalion to Egypt. His heart and soul were in his work, and in his letters home he was always cheerful and happy. Only last week he had mentioned the Pyramids and other sights, and also that he had been on night manoeuvres. Several parcels are now on their way to him from home, he having been very popular among his various friends, as much for his pluck as a youngster as his quiet, unassuming ways. It came as a terrible shock to all who knew him, when his parents, who live at The Brow, Bardsley, received a telegram on Monday announcing his death. The blow has been a heavy one, both to them and to his brother, also a Territorial, to whom he was devotedly attached. They are now anxiously awaiting further news, and in the meantime try to console themselves with the thought that he never flinched from duty, and when the call came he stepped forward and offered to take his share in battling for his King and country. He has answered the "last roll call". During the week many friends have called to offer their sympathy to the deeply grieved parents, and they were much touched by such expressions of feeling in their great trouble. It was always a source of pride to him to know his grandfather, who is living in Manchester, was in the Army 15 months before Lord Roberts, and his father has an autograph letter from "Bob" thanking him for birthday congratulations on his 80th birthday, they having first met in India in 1851. The Bardsley Defence Corps will attend the morning service at Bardsley Church on Sunday, and the village band is also expected to be present in honour of the late Private Finucane. (FREDERICK THORLEY FINUCANE, son of Theodore and Emily Finucane, is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery).