Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 25, 1915

June 25, 1915 The Ashbourne District was in the grip of a drought as June 1915, drew to a close. Flaming June had seen ‘no appreciable rain’ for at least a month. The Ashbourne Telegraph reported that it recalled the … Continue reading

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June 18, 1915

After the horrors reported in the pages of the Ashbourne Telegraph in recent weeks the edition of June 18, 1915 was mercifully short on tragic news from the front. A picture was reproduced of Trooper Thomas Tunnicliffe whose death had … Continue reading

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June 11, 1915

There was a hero’s welcome awaiting the return to Ashbourne of Gunner Paul Kernahan. The previous week’s Ashbourne Telegraph’s most dramatic news was a detailed account of how Kernahan had been wounded in the front line after months of action … Continue reading

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June 4, 1915

It would have been impossible for anyone in rural Derbyshire to have truly imagined the horrors of serving on the Western Front, but the first-hand accounts published in the Ashbourne Telegraph were almost cinematic in their descriptions. War poets such … Continue reading

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