|The Rushden Echo, 21st May, 1915, transcribed by Jim Hollis
Rushden Man Killed - "Never Better than Now"
Private Jim Prestidge, aged 26, of the Northamptons, formerly in the employ of Mr. G. H. Skinner, of Rushden, was killed on May 9th. He was the youngest son of Mrs. Prestidge, Eden-street, Kettering. When war broke out he had nearly completed eight years' service with the Steelbacks. After returning from Egypt on a 48 hour leave, he proceeded to join the Expeditionary Force. Two or three weeks ago he wrote: "I have never been better in my life than now."