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Parish Magazine - War Records 1915

Lemsford News March 1915


Roll of Honour. - The following from Lemsford district are now at the front:- Sergt. J. Cochrane (2nd Northumberland Fusiliers); 2nd Lieut. Guy Kinnell (West Yorkshire Regiment); John Sams (R.F.A.); Charles Taylor (Northumberland Fusiliers); Albert Wallis (R.F.A.) and Ernest White (7th Dragoons). which last named regiment was mentioned in Sir John French’s last dispatch as having taken part in the severe fighting at Givenchy, near La Bassee. Soon after Christmas Herbert Young joined the Army Ordnance Corps and Robert Sear, the Bedfordshire Regiment. We are glad to hear that Henry Baldock (L. Battery R.F.A.) is making good progress towards recovery. Harry Adams (5th Royal Irish Lancers) has also recovered sufficiently to rejoin his regiment. We congratulate Frank Spriggs on having been promoted to Sergeant.


Lemsford News May 1915


Roll of Honour.- We are glad to be able to announce that Guy Kinnell, 2nd Lieut., West Yorkshire Regiment is progressing as favourably as can be expected, considering the nature of his wounds.


Lemsford News July 1915


We regret to announce that Sergt. A. Hornett of the Northumberland Fusiliers has been wounded and taken prisoner, but we are glad to say that his wound is healing and he writes cheerfully. Our thoughts and prayers will be with him and all others who are in captivity


Lemsford News November 1915


The Zeppelin – which passed over our parish the other week has made certain changes to the hours of service advisable. The Evening Service on Sundays will be at 6 o'clock instead of 6.30, and the Intercession Service will be on Thursdays at 4. It is perhaps not altogether a bad thing that we should feel a little of the fear and danger which is weighing so heavily on thousands of our fellow creatures. “The Terror which flied by night” ought to make our evening prayers, both public and private, more real and necessary to us, and to bring home our need of casting ourselves on God's protection.

War items.- Since our last issue George Holton, R.E., Robert Sear and Frederick Spriggs of the Bedfordshires and Ernest Joynerof the Hertfordshire Territorials, have gone to the Front. Albert Wallis R.F.A. who has been at the Front since October last year had to undergo an operation and has had a four day leave at home. Corporal Skeggs has been wounded at the Dardanelles but is going on well. A very interesting letter from Frank Mardle R.F.A. appeared in the St. Alban Times (Herts Advertiser and St. Albans Times, Saturday June 24th 1916)Harry Chapman has gone to the Dardanelles. William Blackstone has been on Admiralty service in the Mediterranean and has had some exciting adventures.


Lemsford News December 1915


War notes. - Since our last issue Albert Wallis, Ernest Whiteand Frederick Wren have been on home leave, and have since returned to the Front. Our organist, G. M. Panter has enlisted in the London Scottish.



Lemsford parish in the Great War

97 men and 1 woman went to war

Read about the men and women of Lemsford who left the parish of Lemsford to serve their country The regiments – The battles - Those who did not return .

Memories and Letters

Read the letter to and from our servicemen, the letters to the waiting families from commanding officers informing them of their deaths

Lest we Forget

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