Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 25, 1916

  The toll of the war on Derbyshire’s menfolk mounted once more with three more soldiers from the Ashbourne district reported killed in action. George Boden, of the 10th Sherwood Foresters had been shot through the head by a German … Continue reading

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August 18, 1916

  Hundreds of thousands of men were casualties of the Battle of the Somme, each one a story of personal tragedy. Tributes were paid to Fred Moon, whose death had been announced in the Ashbourne Telegraph the previous week. Moon, … Continue reading

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August 11, 1916

                    Soldiers involved in the ‘great advance’ in France, the Battle of the Somme, were reported as killed or missing this week in 1916. Private Fred Moon, Private A Dyche, and … Continue reading

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August 4, 1916

  A curious item on the back page of the Telegraph purports to detail life in Ashbourne more than a hundred year previously – during the Napoleonic Wars. In an extract from a magazine, said to have been published in … Continue reading

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