|Rushden Echo, 9th April 1915, transcribed by Kay Collins
The Sportsmen's Battalion - Rushden Recruit in Training
Pte. F E Preston (Rushden), Sportsmen's Battalion, writes to us from Essex as follows:- "I am always anxious to know how things are progressing in Rushden and still hope to keep in touch with it. I trust the Scouts are going along all right, and are keeping together. We have been down here about three weeks. It is a beautiful place, and the camp is well organised, the huts being well fitted up and the food good, with plenty of it. They are putting us through fairly stiff drills, field work, and route marches. It is said that we shall soon be leaving for abroad."