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May 18, 1917

Tributes were paid to four men from the Ashbourne District who had lost their lives in uniform, and a fifth, feared dead, missing in action for a month. Private Albert Hudson, a young man “who knew no fear” had been … Continue reading

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September 8, 1916

Sandwiched between an advertorial promoting Doan’s Backache Kidney Pills and a lineage advert for ‘dark green paper blinds’ being sold by the Ashbourne Telegraph’s stationery department was a single paragraph, with no headline, announced that Trooper E H Carter of … Continue reading

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May 26, 1916

  Wednesday, May 24, 1916 was Empire Day and this was marked in Ashbourne and was observed in the ‘customary manner’. “From almost all the public buildings the Union Jack was flown and the schoolchildren were granted a half-holiday which … Continue reading

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May 5, 1916

Four officers from the Sherwood Foresters were reported killed, and many more injured, according to a brief statement from the War Office, published in the Ashbourne Telegraph on May 5, 1916. But these were not men laying down their lives … Continue reading

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