Monthly Archives: September 2018

September 27, 1918

Although there was no mention of the sinking of the Galway Castle itself, the Ashbourne Telegraph reported that an Ashbourne serviceman had been saved from the mailship, torpedoed in heavy seas by a German U-boat about 160 south of Fastnet … Continue reading

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September 20, 1918

Ashbourne Telegraph War Supplement: A THOUSAND GERMAN PRISONERS Although there were plenty of column inches devoted to the progress of the war this week in 1918, almost all of them were in the pull-out War Supplement which had been a … Continue reading

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September 13, 1918

The Defence of the Realm Act, rushed into law within days of the declaration of war gave wide ranging powers to the Government, not only restricting what newspapers could report, but making it illegal to whistle for a taxi, buy … Continue reading

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September 6, 1918

The death of another teenage soldier was recorded in a single paragraph under the oft-repeated headline Another Ashbournian Fallen. “We much regret to announce the death in action of Private Percy French, of the East Yorks Regiment who was killed … Continue reading

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