Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 25, 1915

  Two officers who had been mentioned in despatches featured alongside ordinary ranks in the Ashbourne Telegraph’s For King and Country column this week in 1916. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Harry Lyon had been awarded the DSO for his role in … Continue reading

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February 18, 1916

A bombing raid by German Zeppelins over Derbyshire and Staffordshire overnight on January 31, 1916, had received almost no coverage in the Ashbourne Telegraph, just a letter on the back page of the edition of February 11 from ‘A Regular’ … Continue reading

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February 11, 1916

Not since the early weeks of the war when the pagination of the Ashbourne Telegraph was reduced from its traditional eight broadsheet pages was the question of a shortage of paper the subject of reports in the columns of the … Continue reading

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February 4, 1916

A long wait was over for widow Mrs Charlesworth of Calwich, whose son Private Arthur John Valentine Charlesworth had been reported wounded and missing during the landing at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. She received notice that he his death … Continue reading

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