Monthly Archives: July 2018

July 26, 1918

Ashbourne Police Court heard the case of George Henry Maddison, accused of being a deserter from the Notts and Derby Regiment. The court was told that Maddison had been missing from his command since April 6. “Sergt. Burfoot stated that … Continue reading

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July 19, 1918

A curious headline on the back page of the Ashbourne Telegraph of July 19, 1918, catches the eye – Save Fruit Stones and Nut Shells. The text states that all fruit stones and hard nut shells were needed “at once … Continue reading

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July 12, 1918

The seemingly insatiable demand for more men to join the armed forces in the front line was forcing the pace in reforming what had previously been established gender roles. A public meeting was called in Ashbourne Town Hall on July … Continue reading

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July 5, 1918

A judge took it upon himself to warn soldiers that their service to King and Country was no excuse for breaking the law at home. “After disposing of six bigamy cases in less than three hours at Derby Assizes on … Continue reading

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