|The Rushden Echo, 3rd September 1915, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Rushden Soldier Killed - Pte. Denis Denton
Pte. Rightout Wounded - Unofficial Intimation
A letter has been received by Mrs. D. King, 17 Victoria-road, Rushden, from her son, Pte. Fred King, 4th Northants, who is in the Dardanelles, giving unofficial intimation of the death of Pte. Denis Denton, and the wounding of Pte. T. Rightout, both of Rushden, and both in the 4th Northants. Pte. King writes as follows:-
“Just a few lines to let you know I am still going on all right. We are having a rough going on out here as we have not had a wash or a shave since we got off the boat, and we don’t know when we are to be relieved so that we can get one. You ought to see Freddy (the writer’s pal) he does look a beauty with his beard on, and so do I. Tom Rightout (son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Rightout, Pemberton-street, Rushden) soon got wounded the first day we got here. Please excuse the writing as I am in my dug-out doing it. Denis Denton (son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Denton, Grove-street, Rushden) got killed last night.”
Mrs. Denton also received a letter from Pte. Fred King informing her of her son’s death and we regret to state that the news has greatly upset her. She fell seriously ill on the morning of Wednesday while near the Co-operative factory.