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Rushden Echo, 13th September 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
Lance-Corpl. Victor Glenn
L-Cpl Glenn
L-Cpl Glenn

Mr and Mrs F Glenn, of 136 Wellingborough-road, Rushden, have received a letter from their son, Lance-Corpl. Victor Glenn, of the Machine Gun Corps, stating that he is in No. 1 Grange War Hospital at Deal, suffering from wounds in the left leg. He states that he was wounded during the fighting around Kemmel, being hit by a bullet from a machine gun. The bullet fortunately went right through his leg without striking a bone. Lance-Corpl. Glenn, who is 21 years of age, has now been twice wounded, and on July 21st whilst fighting with the French at Chateau Thierry and Soissons he was awarded the Croix de Guerre with extra bar for bravery on the field. He enlisted under age a month before the outbreak of war, and after 18 months training was sent to the Western front, being wounded in December 1915, following which he was in Leicester base hospital for a considerable time. Altogether he was in Blighty about 15 months, returning to France in March this year. Before joining the Colours he was employed by Messrs Skeeles and Sons, boot manufacturers, Rushden, and as a lad passed through the Rushden Wesleyan Reform Mission Sunday school.

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