Tag Archives: Great Advance

December 27, 1918

Weather extremes have always been a staple of newspaper coverage, particularly over the difficult Christmas period when public holidays interrupt the usual workflow. It was no different in 1918, when a sudden snowfall fired the imagination of the editorial team … Continue reading

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June 28, 1918

For many weeks following the German Offensive, readers of the Ashbourne Telegraph had read news of soldiers, killed, wounded, missing or being held prisoner by the Germans. The ‘Local Military Items’ this week were less harrowing. First was news that … Continue reading

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September 21, 1917

Yet another name was added to the Ashbourne Roll of Honour this week in 1917 – that of Lance-Corporal Frank Wallis of the Grenadier Guards. “The gallant young soldier who was about 22 years of age was formerly employed at … Continue reading

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October 13, 1916

The old adage ‘no news is good news’ may have chimed with readers of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1916. For several weeks they had become used to seeing the faces and names of soldiers from the town killed in … Continue reading

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October 6, 1916

The Battle of the Somme’s terrible toll on the families of Derbyshire continued apace as the Autumn of 1916 drew in. It was the Ashbourne Telegraph’s ‘regretful duty’ to record the deaths of five more local men. Among those to … Continue reading

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August 18, 1916

  Hundreds of thousands of men were casualties of the Battle of the Somme, each one a story of personal tragedy. Tributes were paid to Fred Moon, whose death had been announced in the Ashbourne Telegraph the previous week. Moon, … Continue reading

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