|Rushden Echo, 21st May 1915, transcribed by Kay Collins
First Raunds Victim - Private E Richards Killed
The first soldier from Raunds to be reported killed is Pte Ernest Richards, of the Steelbacks. Pte Ernest Stringer, of the E Co., and Northamptonshires, writing home to his mother, asks her to break the news to Mrs Richards, of Hill-street, Raunds, that her son, Private Ernest Richards, of the same company, died from wounds received on the 9th May. Private Richards had been previously wounded, and had been home for a time, and then returned to the front.