Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 31, 1915

Under the headline Second Khaki Christmas the Ashbourne Telegraph noted that for the second successive year the town had been characterised by the number of people in uniform. “The railway station, the post office, the streets, shops, homes, everywhere in … Continue reading

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December 24, 1915

The Christmas Eve edition of the Ashbourne Telegraph offered numerous ideas for last minute gifts with advertisers keen to make a sale. Albert Ainsworth of Church Street exhorted readers to: “Give a useful present this Christmas. Nothing is more useful … Continue reading

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December 17, 1915

Whether in an effort to maintain morale or a reflection of first-hand experience, the paper’s Notes and Comments column observed that it was ‘as good as a tonic’ to talk to servicemen home in Ashbourne from the front. “There are … Continue reading

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December 10, 1915

Pressure continued to persuade all eligible men to volunteer to serve in the Army. The Ashbourne Telegraph of December 10, 1915, announced that Lord Derby’s scheme to ‘attest’ all men up to the age of 40 ended this week 100 … Continue reading

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December 3, 1915

A Sherwood Forester was awarded the French Medaille Militaire – for his service with French forces at Hooge. Harry Wright, of the 6th Cyclist Corps had been commended by his commanding officer for distinguished conduct and General Foch of the … Continue reading

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