Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 28, 1915

An Ashbourne gunner with the Royal Field Artillery who had survived six battles ‘without a scratch’ was reported wounded in a military hospital in London. Paul Kernahan, just 20 years old, had been in the theatre of war since September … Continue reading

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May 21, 1915

Tales of German barbarity were commonplace during the early months of the war, and many were later debunked as no more than propaganda, but in May 1915 the Ashbourne Telegraph published a harrowing account which has a ring of truth, … Continue reading

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May 14, 1915

The sinking of the steamship RMS Lusitania on May 7, 1915, caused one of the greatest civilian outrages of the war and the Ashbourne Telegraph was able to bring its readers a first-hand account. Within days of the incident, which … Continue reading

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May 7, 1915

The deaths of three Ashbourne Territorials were the subject of a number of letters in the columns of the town’s newspaper, The Telegraph, in the edition of May 7, 1915. Under the headline Ashbourne Heroes, the editor wrote: Letters from … Continue reading

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