Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 24, 1915

The pressure on menfolk to enlist was brought into sharp focus by the Ashbourne Telegraph’s Notes and Comments column. The correspondent said he had witnessed a group of small boys who had found a novel way of encouraging men to … Continue reading

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September 17, 1915

It had been many weeks since the Ashbourne Telegraph last reported a local serviceman killed in action, but the edition of September 17, 1915, brought news of two fatalities. George Henry Hudson would have been well known in the area, … Continue reading

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September 10, 1915

The Chatsworth Rifles – officially known as the 16th (Service) Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment ­– had been ordered south. The men had been training at Buxton and Redmires, near Sheffield. The Ashbourne Telegraph stated that the battalion was the … Continue reading

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September 3, 1915

The Great War was entering its 14th month in September 1915, but much of everyday life continued in Ashbourne. The editor of the Ashbourne Telegraph appeared to have adopted a ‘keep calm and carry on’ attitude to the selection of … Continue reading

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