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The Rushden Echo, 19th November 1915, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Long Service - Rushden's Oldest Soldier

Pte. A. Davis, whose home is 12 Pratt-road, Rushden, and who is now serving with the British Mediterranean Force, was 54 years of age last January. He enlisted in 1883 in the Buffs, and has been in China, India and many parts of the world. He was called up as a reservist during the South African War and went through the entire campaign, although when called up, he had only a couple of months before completion of his term as a reservist.

On the outbreak of the present war he re-enlisted in the Bedfords and was transferred to the Essex Regiment.

Pte. and Mrs. Davis have two sons with the Colours, and another one enlisted but has just been discharged owing to an injury to his arm.

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