Tag Archives: Red Cross

July 20, 1917

News reached the town of a military promotion for a young Ashbournian. Private FS Coates, son of Mr and Mrs CH Coates of The Square, had been granted a commission in the Royal Flying Corps. Previously apprenticed to chemist James … Continue reading

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March 30, 1917

The call to arms in 1917 resulted in another Ashbourne business announcing that it would be closing its doors. An advertisement on page three of the Telegraph from J Gallimore, family butcher, announced that the premises would be closed from … 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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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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November 26, 1915

In a major departure from its normal policy the Ashbourne Telegraph this week devoted page three to war coverage. An eye-catching graphic took up the centre of the page, including unfurled flags set amid classical columns as a back drop … Continue reading

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February 5, 1915

Drunkenness among the womenfolk of the nation was a causing concern with reports in the national press of a dramatic increase in the numbers frequenting pubs. L Eardley Simpson of Bank Chambers, Derby wrote to the Ashbourne Telegraph on the … Continue reading

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