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Higham Ferrers - Boer War

Rushden Echo, 5th January 1900, transcribed by Kay Collins

Two Ambulance Men, Privates Henry Quincey and Arthur Thompson, of Higham Ferrers, left on Wednesday afternoon for London, for ambulance work in South Africa. The Town Band, under their new conductor (Mr. Joseph Pendlebury), marched to the station, playing “Soldiers of the Queen.” The Mayor (Mr. C. S. R. Palmer), Dr. Crew, and First Officer A. O. Groome were present. The Mayor addressed the men, and Dr. Crew also spoke a few words of encouragement. Thompson is a married man, and Quincey single.

For the Front—Mr. A. Grant, carter, North End, Higham Ferrers, will leave for South Africa on or before the 26th of this month. He is a reserve of the Manchester regiment, and in the ordinary course of things his return of service would have expired in February, but he was called up last week and left for Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday for a few days’ drill. Mr. Grant has now got back from Ashton, where he was passed by the doctor for active service.


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