Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 28, 1916

A letter from France not addressed in the hand of a loved one must have been a dread for anyone with a son, brother or father serving with the army. One such letter, which arrived at the home of Mr … Continue reading

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July 21, 1916

An Ashbourne teenager with a boyish face became the latest man to be killed as the Great War approached the second anniversary of hostilities. Fred Wibberley, who had been in the trenches of northern France for just a month with … Continue reading

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July 14, 1916

News of more casualties of war reached the columns to the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1916. Mrs Callow of Green Road, received notification that her son Lieutenant Donald Callow of the Sherwood Foresters was missing. Callow, who joined the … Continue reading

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July 7, 1916

    July 1, 1916 ¬≠was the bloodiest day in British Army history, with more than 57,000 casualties on what is now know as the First Day on the Somme. (Click here http://bit.ly/1S8VO8w and scroll down to see a video … Continue reading

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