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Trooper Carl Bayes

Rushden Echo, 25th January 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Rushden Soldier’s Injuries – Dangerously Wounded

We are sorry to learn that trooper Carl Bayes, of the yeomanry, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bayes, of Breeze Villa, Court Estate, Rushden, and lately of Sharnbrook, is dangerously wounded in the head and spine. His parents received a wire on Saturday evening conveying the disturbing news and stating that permission to visit him could not be granted. Since then they have received a letter from Nurse Todd, sister in charge, stating that Pte. Bayes had been operated on but without satisfactory results, but that they were hoping for the best.

Trooper Bayes has been in France two years and nine months, and was home on leave just before Christmas.

Rushden Echo, 1st February 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Trooper Carl Bayes, of the Yeomanry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bayes, of Breeze Villa, Bedford-road, Rushden, who, as reported in last week’s “Rushden Echo” as having been wounded, is now in the 10th General Hospital, B.E.F., France. In a letter home, which he was able to sign, he ways he is now feeling better. Sister Jackman, of the hospital staff, writes that “he is much the same. He is a very good patient, and I hope he will soon be well enough to come to England.”

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