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Prisoners Newman & Smith

Rushden Argus, 30th November 1917,

Comrades in Adversity
Prisoners of War in Germany

This photograph is of three Northamptons, who are now prisoners of war at Dulmen, Germany. Left is Sergt. T. Newman, of Rushden, who belongs to the 7th Battalion, and was captured at Loos in 1915; in the centre is Regimental Sergt.-Major J. Pennyfather (Plymouth), of the 1st Battalion, and who was taken prisoner in June 1917; on the right is Sergt. G. H. Smith, of Irchester, captured in February 1917, and who belongs to the 6th Northants.

Rushden Argus, April 26th 1918, transcribed by Susan Manton

Coming Home - Rushden Soldier’s Release from Germany

Mrs. Newman, of 10 Sussex Place, Rushden, learned the happy fact through Wednesday’s “Evening Telegraph” that her husband, a very gallant soldier, had been released from Germany and sent to Holland. Sergeant T.H. Newman, of the Northants Regiment, received 17 wounds about three years ago and was taken prisoner by the Germans. He wrote home regularly, giving information that his legs had been peppered with shrapnel and his face gashed by a shell splinter. He had had several operations, and now the wounds have healed up nicely, and he feels, so he wrote recently, quite well again.

Mrs. Newman had not heard for some time and the bare notice in the “Evening Telegraph” list of his removal to Holland was very glad news indeed. Sergeant Newman joined up in September 1914.

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