Tag Archives: Royal Flying Corps

September 20, 1918

Ashbourne Telegraph War Supplement: A THOUSAND GERMAN PRISONERS Although there were plenty of column inches devoted to the progress of the war this week in 1918, almost all of them were in the pull-out War Supplement which had been a … Continue reading

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March 29, 1918

A Derbyshire Sherwood Forester, ‘mentioned in dispatches’ for having scored both goals in the Ashbourne soldiers’ game of Shrovetide Football played in France was this week reported wounded in action. Corporal Jack Vallance, who had previously worked at Smart’s Quarry … Continue reading

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February 8, 1918

Despite the fact that women had had stepped into the gaps left by men in agriculture, munitions factories and other industries, in 1918 it was still considered a woman’s job to run the home. And housewives were called upon to … Continue reading

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February 1, 1918

A 19-year-old member of a prominent Ashbourne family was reported to have died while a prisoner in Germany. William Reginald Sturston Smith, of the Royal Flying Corps had been reported missing on October 22, but the family, at Clifton, had … 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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