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Royal Army Medical Corps 

1915 R.A.M.C.
Postcard - May 1915 - R.A.M.C. in Brookfield Road

Rushden Echo, 19th November 1915, transcribed by Kay Collins

Promotion for Rushden Chemist

Mr. E. W. T. Howell, who was formerly assistant to Mr. C. Smith, pharmacist, of Rushden, and who enlisted in the R.A.M.C. a month ago, has been promoted sergeant. He is at present stationed at Warminster.

Rushden Echo, 17th September 1915, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Promotions - For Rushden Ambulance Men

Rushden Ambulance men have received promotions as follows: Private H. Boyce R.A.M.C, promoted corporal; 1st Class Sergt J. C. Wright promoted, 1st Class Petty Officer Royal Navel Sick Berth Reserve.

The following Rushden Ambulance men left on Monday for Devonport Naval Hospital; Messrs. H. Skeeles, H. S. Hall, G. Bates, C. F. Fairey and J. Gross. They are Royal Naval Sick Berth Reserve men.


Rushden Echo, 13st March 1916
1916 RAMC
The names of the boys in the photograph, from left to right, are:
Back row—Ptes. Robinson (Ecton), Nown (Duston), Robins (Northampton)

Next row: Ptes. Endersby (Rushden), Slater (Wellingborough), Perkins (Rushden), George (Desborough), Scholes (Rushden), Stewart (Northampton), Middleton (Scaldwell).

Sitting—Ptes. Wright (Rushden), Faulkner (Rushden), Sergt. Atley (Aspley Guise, Beds), Sergt. Panter (Kettering), Cpl. Juffkins (Northampton), Ptes. Burton (Northampton), Thomason (Northampton).

Sitting on Ground—Ptes. Endersby (Rushden, Blott (Kettering), Humphrey (Northampton), Smith (Rushden), Sutton (Wellingborough).

Lying on Ground—Ptes. Allen (Wellingborough), Underwood (Finedon).


Rushden Echo, Friday 26th October 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Pte. Chas. Cook (Queen-street, Rushden), of the R.A.M.C. staff, with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, writing from Abbassia, Cairo, says: “I have not met many of the Rushden boys since I have been here, but I have met a good many of the Welsh and Hereford boys who were billeted with us in Rushden about two years ago, and they all speak highly of the hospitality they received in Rushden.”


Rushden Echo, 11th January 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Pte. Herbert John Groome of the R.A.M.C.
Mrs. Groome, of 50 Sartoris-road, Rushden, has received official news that her husband, Pte. Herbert John Groome, 72527 Royal Army Medical Corps, is posted as missing, and is believed to be a prisoner of war. Prior to enlisting (in October 1915) he was in the employ of Mr. F. Corby, currier. Pte. Groome has been in France about 19 months, and was home on leave about three months ago. Mrs. Groome would be very grateful for any information which can be given to her as to the whereabouts of her husband.


The Rushden Echo Friday May 9th 1919, transcribed by Susan Manton

Saved from Drowning

Three German boys, aged five, seven and nine were taken from a pond last Saturday afternoon at Troisdorf, Germany. The attention of Pte. J. E. Wright, R.A.M.C. of Rushden, and Pte. W. Cooper, R.A.M.C. of Finedon, both of the 103rd Field Ambulance, was drawn to the spot. Both men at once set to work and after applying artificial respiration for nearly an hour, succeeding in restoring all three youngsters back to life. One of them was unconscious for forty minutes.




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