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Bozeat - Wartime

Rushden Argus, 14th August, 1914, transcribed by John Collins

The War—The shoe manufacturers in Bozeat have had numerous orders cancelled, and delivery postponed. Short time is being resorted to, and the prospect is not at all bright. The Bozeat Territorials are with the Bedfords, and form the signalling party with the Bedford Engineers. Bozeat is also represented in almost every branch of the service—several in the Navy, others in the Guards, Hussars, Black Watch and the famous “Steelbacks”. All news from the front is eagerly awaited.


Pte C N Drage
Pte. C. N. Drage
Rushden Argus, 5th October 1917

Military Medal

Mr. C. N. Drage, of Hope-street, Bozeat, has received the pleasing information that his son, Pte. C. N. Drage, of the Northants Regt., has been awarded the Military Medal. The report from Major-General R. P. Lee, Commanding the 18th Division, states that he has read with pleasure the report of the regimental Commander and the Brigade Commander regarding this soldier’s gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field on the 3rd and 10th of August during the attack on Westhock Ridge. Pte. Drage is 22 years of age. He enlisted 12 months last May, and has been in France about twelve months. Prior to joining up he was a baker in the employ of Mr. Adams, Wellingborough-road, Northampton.


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