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'H' Company Volunteers
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Wellingborough & District Volunteer Training Corps

Rushden Echo, 9th September 1910, transcribed by Peter Brown

Shooting Club– A return match between E Company (Wellingborough) and H Company (Higham, Rushden and District) took place at Yelden on Saturday, resulting in a win for the Higham team by 88 points.


Rushden Argus, 3rd April 1914, transcribed by Kay Collins

Territorial Force - Orders for the Week

H Company (Higham Ferrers and Rushden) - €”Saturday, April 4th: Musketry, left half company, 2.30. Orders for week commencing April 6th:-

Monday: Section and recruit training, Higham Ferrers, at 7.30.

Tuesday: Section and recruit training, Rushden, at 7.30.

Wednesday: Section and recruit training, Irthlingborough, at 7.30.

Thursday: Signalling class, the Armoury, 7.15.

Saturday: Musketry, right half company, 2.30; brakes as usual.

Memoranda: A general practice shoot will take place the the Yelden Range on Easter Monday, shooting to commence at 9,30a.m.; ammunition free; those who wish to ride by brake must give their names to section commanders by Thursday, the 9th. Inst.

A shooting match between Col.-Sergt. Robinson's team and Mr. J. Bettles's (ex-Volunteer) team will take place on the same afternoon, commencing at 1.30p.m.

(Signed) F. A. Wright, Lieutenant Commanding.

The Rushden Echo, 3rd July 1914, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Military Parade at Higham Ferrers
Rushden, Irthlingborough, and District Territorials
“Wanted, Power”

The H Company of the 4th Battalion Northants Regiment paraded for church at St. Mary’s, Higham Ferrers, on Sunday, and the event attracted a large number of visitors to the town. The company assembled in Dr. Crew’s field, Wharf-lane, at 2.30 p.m., and at 2.40 the buglers sounded the “fall in.”

The officers in command comprised Lieut. F. A. Wright (Kettering), Col.-Sergt. Instructor Bullard, and Quartermaster Sergt. Perkins. Amongst other organisations participating in the parade were about 14 members of the Veteran National Reserves under Sergt. Major Brasher, formerly of New South Wales, and Sergt. Peer, the Higham Ferrers Fire Brigade and C.L.B. under Capt. F. Joseph Simpson, the Higham Ferrers Corps of the St. John Ambulance Association, under Supt. Secretary A. O. Groome and Supt. H. R. Patenall, and the 1st Rushden Troop of Boy Scouts, under Scoutmaster F. E. Preston and Assistant Scoutmaster W. Hall.

The order of the procession, which marched via Wharf-lane, Milton-street, and High-street to the church, was as follows:- P.C.’s Powell and Lymage; Drum Major H. E. Rixon, who has completed 46 years’ service; the band of E Company 4th Northants Regiment, under Bandmaster C. Clayson; the H Company 4th Battalion Northants Regiment; members of the Veteran National Reserve; the Higham Ferrers Fire Brigade; the Higham Ferrers Corps of the St. John Ambulance Association; the Higham Ferrers St. Mary’s C.L.B.; and the 1st Rushden Troop of Boy Scouts.

The company were met at the door of the church by the robed clergy and choir, who preceded them up the aisle singing “Onward, Christian soldiers.” The church was crowded, and the service was taken by the Vicar (Rev. H. K. Fry).


Rushden Echo, 3rd July 1925, transcribed by Kay Collins

Yelden Bedford Territorials are spending week-ends at the Rifle Range, making the journey to and fro by motor 'bus. Two or three minor accidents have occurred.



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