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May 10, 1918

A remarkable first-hand account from the trenches of a Great War battle – and life as a prisoner of war – was published in the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1918. A letter from a soldier who had been part … Continue reading

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June 25, 1915

June 25, 1915 The Ashbourne District was in the grip of a drought as June 1915, drew to a close. Flaming June had seen ‘no appreciable rain’ for at least a month. The Ashbourne Telegraph reported that it recalled the … Continue reading

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March 19, 1915

Ten wounded soldiers who were sent from the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary to Ashbourne received an impressive reception. A crowd gathered outside the Century Hall where they were to be cared for by the Ashbourne Red Cross long before their scheduled … Continue reading

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December 11, 1914

Four months into the war, the reports of casualties in the pages of the Ashbourne Telegraph were taking on a degree of inevitability. On page five the newspaper recorded the death of another Ashbourne soldier killed in action. Private Owen … Continue reading

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