The Rushden Echo Friday 24 August 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates.
Soldiers' Thanks - Gifts from the Roll of Honour Glassbrook Road and Brookfield Road
The Committee of the Roll of Honour for Glassbrook road and Brookfield road, Rushden, have received from the soldiers whose names appear on the Roll many letters of thanks for gifts sent to them by the committee. We append a few extracts:
Harry Bryant, writing from Southwark Military Hospital, says: I have been here ten weeks. I thought I should have been out and ready for service again by now, but I am getting on a little now.
The Rushden Echo Friday 26 April 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates.
The Funeral of the late Pte Harry Bryant, of the Army Veterinary Corps, who passed away on April 18th, at 53 Glassbrook road, the residence of his father, at the age of 31 years, took place on Monday at the cemetery, the Rev C J Keeler officiating. The coffin, of polished elm with brass fittings, bore the inscription:-
Died April 18th, 1918
Aged 31 years
The mourners were: Mr F Bryant (father), and Miss Florrie Bryant (sister), Mrs A Bryant (sister-in-law), Mr and Mrs S Bryant, of Bozeat (uncle and aunt), Mr and Mrs A Fyle, of Wellingborough (uncle and aunt), Mrs Bridgement, Miss A Bryant, and Mrs F Bryant (cousins), Mrs Mole and Mr H Morris (friends). A number of beautiful wreaths were placed on the grave. Mr Arthur Sanders was the undertaker. As the cortege proceeded to the cemetery a number of discharged soldiers stood respectfully to attention. The late Pte Bryant, who was discharged from the Colours in February this year, had been in hospital over twelve months, suffering from dropsy. He joined the Colours in 1916, and put in thirteen months' service in France. Before enlistment he was employed at the Granville Hotel, Wellingborough. A brother, the late Lance-Corpl Arthur Bryant, of the Northants Regiment, was killed in action in April, 1916.