Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 26, 1918

Yet another Ashbourne teenager joined the ranks of those who had lost their lives in the trenches of the Great War. George Mellor, 18, had only been in France three weeks when he was killed by a German shell. Private … Continue reading

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April 19, 1918

Father-of-three Private Harry Wibberley was the latest Ashbourne soldier to have made the ultimate sacrifice in the battle-scarred fields of France. The 36-year-old former Nestle factory worker joined up in 1916 and was sent out to the front in November … Continue reading

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April 12, 1918

Gunner Frank Potter of the Royal Garrison Artillery, reported wounded in the previous week’s Ashbourne Telegraph, had died from his injuries. Potter, who was 22, had written to his parents in St John Street “a very cheerful letter” telling them … Continue reading

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April 5, 1918

The face of Gunner Neville Walker looks, apparently serenely, out of the pages of Ashbourne Telegraph in a posed photograph probably taken a long way from the battlefields of France. The 24-year-old, who had been serving with the Royal Field … Continue reading

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