23rd Mar 1918. Daylight Saving, Arrival of “Summer Time”


We remind our readers that after midnight on Saturday, March 23rd, [?] on Sunday, March 24th, they must but their clocks FORWARD one hour.

It may for convenience be done when going to bed on Saturday night.

The period of saving has been extended this year five weeks, and will terminate on Sept. 29.


Cadet C Wright, son of Mr E Wright, of Long Lawford, who was sent home in July last (while on active service in France) for a commission, has been gazetted Second-Lieutenant in the 4th Batt. Royal Warwickshire Regt.


A letter which has a bearing on this subject comes from a Rugbeian in an Artillery Regiment on the Western Front. He writes :—

“ How good of you to send us a P.O. I happened to be ‘ stoney broke,’ and we had a feed that night. We can get things at our canteen very cheap. Can get a brand of tobacco for 5d per ounce which costs at home 8½d. I see you are all on the ration system in England. We live extremely well, and begin to feel sorry for all our dear friends at home having to go so short.”

It will, therefore, be seen that, as far as the Western Front is concerned, plenty of food can be procured, provided the men have the money. But in Egypt, and Mesopotamia it is probable that parcels of suitable food which will not suffer from climatic conditions will be more useful.


Thursday, March 14th. Present : Messrs J J McKinnell (chairman), L Loverock, T A Wise, W H Linnell, and W A Stevenson. Mr H P Highton was the National Service representative.

The case of a jersey manufacturer (31) was again considered.—The case had been adjourned for the man to be examined by the Volunteer Corps doctor. He had not received notice to submit to this examination, however ; and even if he was passed fit, he would not now be able to attend the drills, because since the case was last heard his wife had died, and he had one to look after his house. He was making Cardigan jackets for the War Office, and he had not done any civilian work since May. He had not tried to get a protection he thought it fairer to leave for the Tribunal to decide.—The case was further adjourned, and Mr Morson was directed to communicate with Capt C H Fuller. The man was also advised to approach the War Office with a view to obtaining protection.

Other results were :—Clerk, 23, single, B3, June 15th, and advised either to get work in a munitions factory as a clerk or on the land. Fruiterer, 41, married, June 1st, on condition that he took up work of national importance for three days a week. July 15th plumber, married, and wholesale grocer, 40 married. July 1st, blacksmith’s doorman, 33, married, and accountant clerk, 41, single. June 1st, church caretaker, 42, married, and printer’s machinist.


At a Meeting of the Rugby Food Control Committee on Thursday afternoon a resolution was passed protesting against the new system of allocating stock to butchers by which the stock in a market is divided out amongst the whole of the towns in the scheduled area which are represented at the market. As a result of this system the Rugby butchers must attend every market in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire before applying to the deputy meat agent for a further supply to make up their quota—a proceeding denounced by several members as wasteful and ridiculous.

(A report of the discussion will appear next week.)


A letter has been issued from 10 Downing Street for publication in the Press. It says :—“ I desire to impress upon all farmers and small growers the vital importance of increasing, to the utmost extent possible, the supply of potatoes this year. There is no crop under existing war conditions which can compare with it in importance as a food for either man or beast, and it would be quite impossible to plant too many potatoes this spring. . . . If we can get a million acres under potatoes in Great Britain this year the food situation will be safe, and farmers will have rendered an immense service to their country. The grower is in the front line of the fight against the submarine. He can defeat it if he chooses, but victory depends on his action and exertions during the next few weeks.—D LLOYD GEORGE.


Messrs May & Rowden, of London, in conjunction with Messrs James Styles & Whitlock, of Rugby, announce that they will sell by auction in June various portions of this property, extending to about 4,550 acres, including the whole of the parishes of Church Lawford and Kings Newnham and a portion of Dunchurch parish.


MEREDITH.—November 20th, 1917, killed in action near Cambrai, OWEN WATKIN WYNN HARDINGE MEREDITH, 2nd Lieut. R.F.C., aged 24, the only and beloved child of the late Ven. Thomas Meredith, M.A., Vicar of Wolston and Archdeacon of Singapore, and of Mrs. Meredith, Park Road, Leamington.


CHEDGEY.—In ever-loving memory of Sergt. PERCY JAMES CHEDGEY, Bitteswell, Lutterworth, who gave his life for his country in France on March 22, 1917.
“ To live in the hearts those we love is not to die.”

DODSON.—In loving of our dear son, Rifleman WILLIAM DODSON, who died of wounds, March 24th, 1915.
“ We loved him—oh ! no tongue can tell
How much we loved him, and how well.
His fresh young life could not be saved,
And now he lies in a hero’s grave.”
—From his loving Mother, Father, Brothers, & Sister.

FOX.—In memory of our dearly loved son, NORMAN H. FOX, killed in action, March 21st, 1915.
—From Father and Mother, who loved him better than life.

HADDON.—In loving memory of Lance-Corpl. C. F. HADDON, of the Winnipeg Rifles, who was killed at Vimy Ridge on March 29, 1917.—Not forgotten by loved ones at home.

LEESON.—In loving memory of our two dear lads, ALBERT (Bert), killed in action, March 20, 1917, and FRED ( Bob), missing since September 25, 1915.
“ Two of the best that God could send — Loving sons and faithful friends.”
—From Father, Mother, Brothers, Sister, & Hilda.

LANGHAM.—In loving memory of HAROLD F LANGHAM, who died of wounds in France on March 23, 1917.
“ He sleeps not in his native land,
But under foreign skies ;
Far from his friends who loved him best,
in a hero’s grave he lies.”
—From his Father, Brother and Sister.

MONTGOMERY.—In ever-loving memory of my dear husband, HERBERT MONTGOMERY, of 6 Oak Terrace, who was killed in Egypt on March 27, 1917.
“ A light from our household is gone.
A voice that we loved is stilled ;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
He bravely answered duty’s call,
He gave his life for one and all.”
—Deeply mourned by his sorrowing Wife and Children.

SALISBURY.—In ever loving memory of WILFRID, the dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Salisbury, 17 Clifton Road, who was killed while mine sweeping on March 25th, 1917.
“ A light has from our pathway gone,
A voice we loved is stilled ;
A place is vacant in our hearts
Which can never be filled.”
—From Father, Mother, Brothers, & Sister.


14th Apr 1917. Baptist Local Preacher Killed


News has been received this week of the death in action of Sergt Albert Leeson, of the Bedford Regiment. Sergt Albert Leeson, who was 22 years of age, was before the war employed as a printer by Mr G E Over. His parents reside at Leicester, but he had lived with his grand-parents at Newbold practically all his life. It appears from a letter which has been received, that he was killed by a shell while his unit was following up the German retreat. His death has caused widespread sorrow in local Baptist circles, where he was greatly beloved as a local preacher, and as late secretary to the Christian Endeavour Society. He was a very earnest worker, and, starting to preach at the early age of fifteen, he was a great favourite in the village churches. A young man of considerable intellectual power, he contributed letters and poems to “ The Pioneer,” the Baptist Magazine.


W H Packwood, fourth son of Mr C J Packwood, of St Matthew’s Street, Rugby, has been granted a month’s leave. Since September he had been out in France with a trench mortar battery of the H.A.C, and has had varied experiences. On the recommendation of his Captain-although still under twenty years of age-he has been offered a Commission, and after his furlough will go into training for his new duties as an officer.


General regret will be felt at the news, which was received early this week, that Second-Lieut Victor Rallison, of Manchester Regiment, was killed in action on Saturday. Second-Lieut Rallison, who was 30 years of age, was called to the colours on August 4, 1914, as a reservist, and was granted a commission on October 23rd last. Prior to the War he was for 2 ½ years a member of the Rugby Police Force, and by his unfailing courtesy and tact he made himself very popular not only with his colleagues but with the public generally. He had been married about six months, and his wife resides at her home at Churchover.


Pte W F W Satchell (Royal Warwicks), son of Mr W Satchell, 94 Park Road, Rugby, has again been wounded, this time by shrapnel, in the right knee.

Major Leonard Parker, cousin of the Earl of Macclesfield, and nephew of the Hon A E Parker (late master of the North Warwickshire Hounds),has been killed in an air duel at the front.

The parents of Trooper P W Labraham, Warwickshire Yeomanry, 23 Little Pennington Street, have received intimation that he was wounded on March 27th in Egypt.

The death took place from measles, in a military hospital on April 8th, of 3rd Air Mechanic M Bruce Andrews, who joined the Royal Flying Corps about three weeks ago. Prior to joining the army A.M Andrews was employed in the Cashiers Dept at the B.T.H.

Mr and Mrs Kirby of Birmingham, late of Winfield Street, Rugby, have received this week official news of the death of their eldest son, W Kirby. He was reported missing from July 1, 1916. He belonged to the Territorial Battalion R.W.R some time before the war broke out, and was drafted to France soon afterwards. Pte Kirby was 19 years of age, and when living in Rugby was employed at the B.T.H.


BRASSINGTON.-Chown.-On April 10th, at the Parish Church, Daventry, by the Rev. A.S. Lindsay (Rector), ALEXANDER FRANK (Fitter, R.F.A.), son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brassington, Murray Road, Rugby, to DORA AUGUSTA, eldest daughter of C.S.M. H. Chown (Northants. Regt.) and Mrs. Chown, “Express” Office, Sheaf Street, Daventry.


ANDREWS.-On Easter Sunday, at Aldershot Isolation Hospital, of bronchial pneumonia, following measles, 3rd A.M. MELVIN BRUCE ANDREWS, Royal Flying Corps, dearly beloved son of S. M. Andrews and the late Thomas Andrews ; aged 22 years.

KIRBY.-On July 1st, 1916, W. J. KIRBY (BILLY), eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby, late of Winfield Street, Rugby, now of Witton, Birmingham, aged 19 years. Killed in action in France.

MANSFIELD.-In loving memory of 2nd Lieutenant H. E. MANSFIELD, of the 1st Cheshire Regiment, late of the Rugby Howitzer Battery, who died in France, April 12th, 1916.-Gone, but not forgotten.-M. G. W.