Monthly Archives: October 2018

October 25, 1918

A young soldier, who had recently received the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in the field, was reported to have been fatally wounded in France. Private WH Phipps, 24, of the Suffolk Regiment, had experienced the full horrors of the … Continue reading

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October 18, 1918

The readers of the Ashbourne Telegraph had become accustomed to hearing about fatalities on the battlefields of Europe and beyond, but this week there were a series of fatalities closer to home. Pneumonia carried off three young people in the … Continue reading

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October 11, 1918

The second of two brothers became the latest Ashbourne soldier reported to have been killed as British troops continued to push back the German line in Flanders. Lance-Corporal Clifford Kitchen, whose younger brother Harry had been killed in September 1915 … Continue reading

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October 4, 1918

Flags and garlands were hung in the street to welcome home a soldier who had been on active service for three years and eight months. Private T Fowell, sixth son of Mr and Mrs Fowell of Mayfield Road, Ashbourne, returned … Continue reading

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