4th August 1914 – More News from Rugby

A number of Naval Reservists living in Rugby, some of whom had arranged for their holidays, were called up by telegram on Friday last week, the orders being to return to their ships the same day.

Rugby School Officers’ Training Corps, which went into camp at Hagley Park, near Rugeley, last week, has had orders to return home. Camp was struck on Monday, and the boys have now separated to their respective homes.

The Howitzer Battery left Rugby at 12 o’clock on Saturday night [1st Aug], and proceeded to Lydd, where they arrived at 4 a.m. They were recalled, and returned to Rugby on Monday. Mrs. Nickalls, wife of Capt Nickalls, had kindly got a good tea ready for the men when they arrived at the Drill Hall in the evening. The remainder of the horses arrived home in charge of Lieut Anderson on Tuesday morning. The Battery is now awaiting orders to go to Swindon, which will be the head-quarters of the Brigade.

Wives and families of Naval and Military Reservists requiring assistance should apply to the office of the Rugby Welfare League on Wednesdays and Fridays, between the hours of 11 and 12, or by letter to Mrs C Nickalls, Brown’s Farm, Rugby.

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