|The Rushden Echo, 29th October, 1915, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Rushden Recruit - Now The Regimental Barber
Pte. A. Dicks, 65718, 104th Field Ambulance R.A.M.C., of Orchard Place, Rushden, who enlisted a few weeks ago, writes from the Y.M.C.A. camp at Eastbourne, to say that he is now the regimental barber. Before he enlisted he was employed by Mr. A. Smith, hairdresser, High Street, Rushden. He says that he likes the Army life all right. He gets good food and plenty of hard work, but he likes being under canvas. Recruits have been coming so fast at Eastbourne this last few days that many have been sent back, as there is nowhere to put them.