|Rushden Echo & Argus, 3rd April 1953, transcribed by Kay Collins
Dog helped British Army - Gallant Paddy dies at Cranford
PADDY, the local Alsatian dog, who will be remembered for his gallantry in active service during the war, died last week at Cranford.
Twelve-year-old Paddy had a record of war service in Germany, Belgium and Holland, where he was attached to the British Army. He was owned by Mrs. A. Bailey, formerly of the Old Rectory, Rushden, but when she went to Australia last year she left him with friends at Cranford.
In token of recognition of valuable aid in the war, Paddy was presented with a red, white and blue collar. When he returned to Civvy Street he was often to be seen carrying a tin in which he collected money for various charities.