|The Rushden Echo, 16th June 1916, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Rushden Soldier At The Front - First Leave For Twelve Months
Lively Time for Bomb-throwers
Private Bert Glidle (Rushden) of the Northants Regt. is at home on his first leave after having been on the Western front for twelve months.
Although he has been constantly in action since he has been out there his luck has stood him in good stead, and so far he has escaped any injury from enemy missiles, although, as he says, narrow escapes are of daily occurrence. For seven months he was attached to a bomb-throwing party, and this period was the liveliest time he has had since he has been out there. Bombing attacks take place every day at the part of the line where he is stationed. For the past month he has been attached to a machine gun section. He preferred not to recount in detail any of his experiences since he has been at the front.
It will be remembered that the late Pte. Chris Glidle, Pte Bert Glidle's brother was killed in action on October 23rd, 1914, as reported in the "Rushden Echo" at the time. Pte Glidle has one other brother in the army, vix., Pte William Glidle, of the Northants Regt, and he has also a brother-in-law in the forces, viz., Pte. Wallis Cockings, of the Northants Regt. Both are on active service in Egypt.