|The Rushden Echo Friday 26 April 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden's Casulaty List Men Killed, Wounded and Gassed In the Great German Offensive
We regret to report that Mrs Grace Cave, daughter of Mr and Mrs Cowley, of 17 Church-street, Rushden, has received official news of the death in action on March 28th of her husband, Lance-Corpl Sidney Edwin Cave, of the Machine Gun Corps. A comrade writes that he received a bullet wound in the head and passed way almost instantaneously, suffering very little pain. The late Lance-Corpl Cave, who was 26 years of age, joined the colours in January, 1917, and up to the time he met his death had been in France ten months. He formerly worked for Messrs. Crick and Patenall, boot manufacturers, Rushden, and took an active interest in church work, having been a Sunday School teacher at the Rushden Wellingborough-road Mission for a number of years. Mrs Cave desires to express her sincere thanks to all those kind friends who have written condoling with her in her grievous loss.