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Hinwick Soldiers' Notes

Rushden Echo, 2nd March 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Lieut-Col. R R B Orlebar (Bedfordshire Regt), of Hinwick, is mentioned in dispatches for valuable service.

The Local Tribunal on Monday dismissed an appeal by Mr Gilbert Robinson, of Hinwick Hall, for a groom and general helper on the farm and in the stables, named Nicholls.

Mr Stapleton, Dungee Farm, asked for a review of the conditional exemption granted to Richard Stapleton, his son. Two other sons were farming, and Northampton Tribunal considered that one other son in their district could do the work that Richard was doing, and that he could be released. The son recommended to substitute this man was aged 33 and married. The conditional exemption was withdrawn, subject to the other brother being given conditional exemption at Northampton.

Rushden Echo, 13th July 1917

Pte. E. Bradley, of Hinwick, continues to make progress, though slowly, towards recovery from his severe wounds he received twelve months ago. After being in France only three weeks he returned with both arms badly shattered, and also one foot injured. He has undergone many operations in the hope of saving his arms which at present are still useless. Pte. Bradley has three brothers on service.

Rushden Echo, 27th July 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

WoundedPte. Ernest Bradley, of Hinwick, has been wounded and also gassed. He is now in a base hospital in France. Pte. E. Bradley has three brothers in the Army. One was severely wounded twelve months ago, and is still in hospital.

Rushden Echo, 12th October 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Red Cross—On Saturday, two concerts were held for the Red Cross effort. Tea was provided, and produce was sold after the concert. The wounded soldiers from the V.A.D. hospitals at Higham Ferrers and Hinwick were entertained at the afternoon concert and to tea. The artists were Mrs Humphrey (Thrapston), Miss Louie Smith (Raunds), The Rectory party, and Corpl. C. Foskett. Competitions and a Jumble Sale helped the funds. The amount realized was £15 2s. 6.

Rushden Echo, 30th November 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Died of wounds—Mr and Mrs C Bailey, of Hinwick, have received official news that their youngest son, Pte L Bailey, has died of wounds in France.

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