|Rushden Echo, 22nd January 1943, transcribed by Kay Collins
Missing after Illness Week’s Search for a Rushden Soldier
Up to Thursday afternoon efforts to trace a Rushden soldier, Bert Bazeley, of 3, Fletcher-road, some of whose belongings were found on a seat near the river Nene at Wellingborough on Thursday of last week, had been unsuccessful.
Mr Bazeley was discharged from Park Hospital, Wellingborough, on Wednesday, January 13th, and was due to return to his unit. Articles belonging to him were found the following day by Mr Daniel Robinson, of 3, Regent-street, Wellingborough, who immediately notified the police.
Mr Bazeley, a widower, has a small daughter, whose mother died in May of last year. He is 35 years of age and had previously resided at Corporation-terrace, Higham Ferrers. He had been home on leave to Rushden, but was taken ill and was removed to Park Hospital.