19th Sep 1914, More Recruits


K B Robinson, an employee of Messrs Parnell & Son (son of Mr Ben Robinson, of Rugby), has enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery.

Mr S D Delius, of Toft Cottage, Dunchurch, has obtained a commission in the Regular Army.

Stanley Hidden, son of Mr George Hidden, of Moultrie Road, Rugby, is on service with the “ B ” Squadron, Leicestershire Yeomanry, North Midland Mounted Brigade.

C W Packwood, eldest son of Mr C J Packwood, of St Matthew Street, has joined the Rugby Howitzer Battery ; also H M Packwood, a nephew. Another of Mr Packwood’s sons—W D Packwood—has volunteered for the Canadian contingent, and has now joined the Balcartier Camp at Quebec.

Alexander Findlay, son of Mr James Findlay, Clifton Road, Rugby, has joined the Royal Engineers, and is now stationed at Chatham.

Amongst those connected with the Rugby Congregational Church who have enlisted are : D J Thomas (secretary to the Literary and Debating Society), W Bending, Basil Whitbread, Thompson, Theo Bayliss, W Judd, and Shield.

Among local O.R’s and others associated with Rugby School who have joined the above mentioned force, which is attached to the Royal Fusiliers, are the following :-

Mr V Edyvean-Walker, whose father held a commission in the Rugby Volunteers, has joined the London Battalion of the Force attached to the Royal Fusiliers.

Mr Harold Over, son of Mr Samuel Over, and grandson of the late Major S Over, both of whom have served in “ E ” Company, the latter as commanding officer for many years.

Mr S A G Pepperday, son of Mr J H Pepperday, High Street, Rugby, late King’s Dragoon Guards.

Mr George Dyson, musical director at Rugby School, who succeeded Mr Basil Johnson at Rugby last Easter, and consented to act as conductor to the Philharmonic Society. He will be absent next term.

Mr Ar Parsons, son of Mr W H Parsons, Rugby.


The following employees in the motor department of this firm have volunteered for service:
T Bates, A J Wyatt, and A Chapman, motor transport drivers ; H Jarvis and E Elson, Howitzer Battery ; A Bailey, A Wall, and S Batchelor, Royal Field Artillery.


The following members of the Cambridge Street Wesleyan Bible Class have joined Kitchener’s Army :—F Robotham, W Crisp, H Newman, H Clarke, H Smith, and G Hughes.


There are now three deliveries of letters in Rugby daily—at 7 a.m, 10.35 a.m, and 5 p.m. The latter time is found to suit business people than a delivery at 6.45 p.m. The 9.30 a.m and 5.15 p.m collections have been suspended, being regarded as the least important during the day.

Rugby Advertiser, 19th September 1914



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