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November 16, 1917

The latest Ashbourne recruit to the Sherwood Foresters to have ‘died a soldier’s death’ was Lance Sergeant Stevenson. Stevenson, who was 31, had worked at the Foster Brothers’ fishing tackle works in the town before joining up in November 1914. … Continue reading

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June 22, 1917

Not for the first time, the reporting of war-related items at home took precedence over news from the front this week in 1917. Although there was news of a soldier being killed in action, far greater space was devoted to … Continue reading

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June 15, 1917

Many soldiers fell, their bodies never to be recovered, during the Great Push launched on July 1, 1916, and now better known as the Battle of The Somme. One such man was Private PV Mellor of Osmaston. Mellor’s ‘aged father’ … Continue reading

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June 8, 1917

In what was momentous news in 1917, dairy farmers in the Ashbourne area voted unanimously to form a Co-Operative Association – and a lengthy report of the meeting dominated the columns of the Ashbourne Telegraph, to the exclusion of any … Continue reading

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December 22, 1916

Professional soldier Sergeant George Bentley was the latest casualty of war to be reported in the columns of the Ashbourne Telegraph as the town prepared for the third Christmas of the conflict. Bentley, of Cubley, had been killed on November … Continue reading

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June 2, 1916

No explanation had been offered for the disappearance of the weekly column in the Ashbourne Telegraph featuring six local servicemen – nor was there any given for its reappearance in the first week in June 1916. The ‘portrait gallery’ this … Continue reading

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February 18, 1916

A bombing raid by German Zeppelins over Derbyshire and Staffordshire overnight on January 31, 1916, had received almost no coverage in the Ashbourne Telegraph, just a letter on the back page of the edition of February 11 from ‘A Regular’ … Continue reading

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January 7, 1916

Ashbourne’s Red Cross Hospital, which had been closed over Christmas admitted 12 more patients on January 4, 1916, men transferred from Derby Royal Infirmary. Not all the men had suffered injuries from enemy fire, many were incapacitated due to other … Continue reading

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June 18, 1915

After the horrors reported in the pages of the Ashbourne Telegraph in recent weeks the edition of June 18, 1915 was mercifully short on tragic news from the front. A picture was reproduced of Trooper Thomas Tunnicliffe whose death had … Continue reading

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March 12, 1915

An order from the military to close pubs earlier led Ashbourne Urban Council to consider making a renewed application to the authorities for a battalion of troops to be billeted in in the town. “When the council made an application … Continue reading

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