Tragic story of brothers who served country

A Service of Remembrance was held at the restored First World War memorial in Plover Street, Burnley.
A Service of Remembrance was held at the restored First World War memorial in Plover Street, Burnley.

In the May 2nd edition of the Burnley Express you had an article on cleaning up a memorial at the site of a former Baptist church in Plover Street, Burnley.

I was interested because two of my relatives are mentioned on that memorial.

Their names are Ernest Seeney and William Seeney and they were my dad’s half brothers.

They died within months of each other in 1917. William died constructing a bridge over the river Tigris.

It was blown up by the enemy and it is believed William, like many others drowned. No body was found.

Ernest died from wounds sustained in action at Ypres.

A tragic story of two brothers serving their country.

Jean Seeney

Burnley