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He joined Boots at the branch on Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, in September 1913.
20 Aug 1915
690162 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
Hampshire Regiment
8th Bn. He was attached to the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps then gazetted to the 8th Bn Hampshire Regiment. He sailed for Gallipoli on 29 July and served in the peninsula from 10 August 1915; he was fatally wounded ten days later. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
Boots 'Comrades in Khaki' September 1915 (photograph). 'Second Lieut P Latham who on July 29th sailed for service at the Dardanelles joined the firm of Boots at Christchurch Road, Bournemouth branch in September 1913. In March of the current year he was attached to the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps and was gazetted to the 8th Hants. in May.' Boots 'Comrades in Khaki' October 1915, 'Dead on the Field of Honour' (photograph). '‘The hand of death has pressed heavily upon our ranks during recent weeks, and the list of those now 'Dead on the Field of Honour' is sadly swelled. This is a sorrowful page in that it records the loss of brave men whom we all loved, but it is at the same time the proudest of our issue as a memorial of those who have served faithfull even unto death ... Second Lieut P Latham. In our last issue we made reference to P Latham, Second Lieutenant, attached to the 8th Hants, who sailed for service at the Dardanelles on July 29th last. The gallant officer landed on the Gallipoli peninsula on August 10th and on 20th of the same month was wounded. An official notice has since been received of his death. Esteemed by all, he has given his young life bravely and not in vain.'
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