Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 27, 1916

Soldiering was a serious business, even for the Home Guard, or the Ashbourne Volunteer Company as they were known in 1916. Orders for the following week were printed in each edition of the Ashbourne Telegraph, and this week there were … Continue reading

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October 20, 1916

Two more fatalities were recorded in the Ashbourne Telegraph’s For King and Country column this week, accompanied by official photographs of the men in uniform. Second Lieutenant HHO Stafford who was just 21, was the son of Mr and Mrs … Continue reading

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October 13, 1916

The old adage ‘no news is good news’ may have chimed with readers of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1916. For several weeks they had become used to seeing the faces and names of soldiers from the town killed in … Continue reading

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October 6, 1916

The Battle of the Somme’s terrible toll on the families of Derbyshire continued apace as the Autumn of 1916 drew in. It was the Ashbourne Telegraph’s ‘regretful duty’ to record the deaths of five more local men. Among those to … Continue reading

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