25th Mar 1916. Rugby Married Men’s Protest.



An overwhelming case for the attested married men was made out at a protest meeting held in the Empire Picture Palace on Sunday afternoon. Only attested married men were invited to attend, and between 700 and 800 did so, and the proceedings throughout were unanimous and enthusiastic. Mr J J McKinnell, Chairman of the Urban District Council, presided, and he and the subsequent speakers clearly explained the grievance under which the married men are suffering, and called for the redemption of Lord Derby’s pledge, with adequate financial relief, before the mobilisation of the attested married men is proceeded with. The Chairman was supported on the platform by Messrs E A Gatehouse, J R Barker. E H Bennett, T Johnson, H Priee-Hughes, N Crittenden, F Lucking, J W Terry, — Hawke, etc.

The Chairman, at the outset, said they were present that afternoon to decide whether they were going to add to the chorus of indignation which they heard all round the country at the calling up of so many groups of attested married men, Whereas there yet were so many single men of military age who had not been called to the Colours (applause). They were passing through very serious times, and were up against the most serious crisis that the British Empire had ever been up against, and it was for them, although they felt deeply that they had not been treated fairly, to maintain their self-control and not squeal too loudly. There was no doubt whatever but that the attested married men had


indeed, and when a man had a good case it was good policy on the part of that man not to attempt to overstate his case. That meeting was absolutely unpolitical, and he was quite sure that the attested married men who were present, and who, in all probability, were going to protest, did not propose anything in the nature of organised resistance. If the Government said it could not see its way to put them back longer, or if they said that they really must have men, because the exigencies of the occasion were so acute, he felt quite sure that the patriotic men he saw before him would go without a murmur (applause). But they did want fair play (renewed applause). They wanted to be more satisfied than they were that the Government had really made their utmost effort to get in all the single men who should go before calling on the married ones (applause). One word about the pledge. There was a more or less definite pledge made by the Prime Minister to the married men, and there was a very strong feeling that that pledge was not being carried out as it should be. They heard a great deal about a scrap of paper at the beginning of the war, and he would respectfully like to remind them that there could be a verbal contract as well as a written contract, and a men’s word should be as good as his bond. The Government was in a very great difficulty, and whether it was doing quite as well as it might do, was not for him to say, but there was no doubt they were grappling with very great difficulties, and the people must not be too critical.


He always reckoned that the unmarried man cost the country only half as much as a married recruit, and he was strongly of opinion that at the outset of the war millions of money would have been saved by calling up the single men before accepting so many married ones for the Colours (applause). Where were all these single men who had disappeared so mysteriously ? He believed they were in four categories. First of all, as Lord Derby himself said in the House of Lords not long ago, there must be a great many unmarried men in munition works, and he had made the suggestion to the Government that all these men should come out unless they were over thirty years of age, and he (the speaker) earnestly hoped something would be done in that direction. There was no doubt but that that was where the majority of the single men still left were. Then there was a great number in the various Government offices (applause). The Government offices had not discovered a very great urgency in letting men go. Then, many men had slipped through by moving away very quickly after the Registration. He believed they could reckon in hundreds of thousands the men who had moved from the address, and he hoped the Government would deal with the question, very quickly. However, he thought it was only fair to say that there must be a great number of men in munition factories who were young and keen, ardent spirits, who would be only too glad to go if they were allowed, for he understood that men in munition factories could not enlist without permission (a voice: “That is so”). In conclusion, the Chairman said he had received a telegram from Mr Gibbon Bowles (loud applause), who was contesting the neighbouring constituency, and whom they had asked to address the meeting, as follows :- “ Much regret too busy. Wish you luck. Glad of any assistance from you. Gibson Bowles.” (applause).

Mr J R Barker, as one of the conveners of the meeting, said they felt Rugby should voice its protest at the grave injustice which had been done to the married attested men. They felt that the promise given by Lord Derby and Mr Asquith that all the available single men should be called up to the Colours before the calling up of the married men had only been kept in the letter and not in the spirit. The object of that meeting therefore was to raise a protest, but not, of course, to hamper the Government in any way. He was sure every attested married man was willing to fulfil the obligation he took when he attested, but it was up to the Government to see that the promises which induced most of them to attest were kept in the spirit as well as in the letter.


Married men had been accused of squealing, but he pointed out that this was only made by a well groomed “ sit-on-the-fence ” minority, because two-thirds of the married men in the Rugby Division attested. When the married men insisted on the fulfilment of the pledge, “ single men first,” and the passing of the Military Service Bill, no voice was louder than this “ sit-on-the-fence ” minority in the cry “ Fetch up the shirker.” But were they fetched up ? They knew they were not. They crowded into the starred trades, and at the conclusion of the Derby Scheme only one-third in Rugby had attested ; the other two-thirds, protected by their stars and badges, funked the issue, as many of them had funked it when they entered munition shops. The Military Service Act, go far from meeting the situation, had been a mockery, so that before even all the conscripts were in training eight groups of married men were called up. The married men patriots properly protested at this, and then those who had hung back cried, “ What are you squealing about ?” They were not squealing yet, but they would be squealing for


next (loud applause). Married men, and to their credit, many single men, were actuated by the highest motives in attesting, but he asked, did they think that these men would have hung back until to-day had there not been some good reason for it. Many men had business or domestic reasons, and could not discharge their obligations if they were called to the colours, and when they joined their groups the married men were told they would not be called up until the single men had gone. There was a clear inference that the married men would not be called up until it had been found that the single men could not win the war, yet they had been forced to tread on the very heels of the single men and conscripts. Lord Derby had said the married men’s turn should not be unduly accelerated, yet the War Office had called up eight groups in one batch, and the report had been circulated that the married men up to the age of 35 would be called up by April 17th. Was it therefore to be wondered at that, in view of the pledge, protests were raised ? Was it fair for married men to be called to the colours while thousands of single men, without any previous experience, had gone into munition factories and starred trades to escape military service. He referred to the injustice whereby the patriotic attested man’s job or business would be seized by the men who stopped at home, and said the Government must not allow the financial ruin of those who thought first of their country (applause). After paying rent, insurance, taxes, and other fixed charges, the separation allowances would leave nothing for the married man’s children to buy food and clothing with, and the Government had to face this problem at once. A moratorium was useless. A man must come back in the position he left, and not to find a big pile of debts, and the only solution was that when the married men were called up for military service, the State and local authorities should discharge the rent, insurance, and the other fixed charges which the man himself was unable to discharge (applause). Then, too, the Government must bring in by compulsion all unattested men up to the age of 40 years (applause). He proposed the following resolution :—

“ That this mass meeting of the married attested men of Rugby and District, on the strength of Lord Derby’s statement that the Government have only kept their pledge in the letter and not in the spirit, considers that the married attested men have been grossly deceived and are suffering a grave injustice, and while not wishing to evade their pledges, they demand (1) That the Government carry out strictly their promise to call out the whole of the available single men first before calling up the married men. (2) That the only fair scheme is to amend the Military Service Act of 1916, to include all men of military age. (3) That the Government make adequate provision for the financial responsibilities of married attested men before requiring them to serve. (4) That the mobilisation of married attested men shall be suspended until these just demands are dealt with.”

Mr E A Gatehouse, who seconded, said there were two questions before them at the moment—(1) Was the Government justified in calling them up at the present time ; and (2) If so, had they made proper provision for their wives and children (no, no).—They had been called upon to face certain criticisms. They had been told by people above military age that they had broken their attestation pledges, and that they were entirety lacking in patriotic spirit (A voice : So has the Government). He would ask them to look back a little, because they had now got into a pretty considerable mess. In July last the Government brought in a National Registration Act, and from that they knew how many men they had who were available for military service. In October Lord Derby, brought forward his famous scheme with which they were all well acquainted. In November and December most of those present attested. Some of his friends, men who were cleverer and more far seeing than he was, told him he was a fool for attesting (hear, hear). They were perfectly right (applause), but at the same time he felt he was


(applause), and he would rather that day be an attested fool than an unattested wise man (renewed applause}. Instead of closing down the groups at the time they said they would, the Government decided to open them up again to give the unattested men another chance. They jumped at it with both feet, and were now pretty safely and comfortably fixed up in munition factories. Now that they had nicely settled down and had got good jobs, the Government were going to pick them out again. They had told them so (Voices: Are they ?). That remained to be seen ; meanwhile the married men were to be called on to fill the gaps, and by the time the single men were called out again it was quite probable that they would have developed “ conscientious objections ” (laughter). They had seen that the possession of a conscience was quite a useful thing. These men in the factories had no objection to making guns and shells, but what they had a strong objection to was putting the shells in the guns and letting them off. The calling out of these men would probably mean a considerable waste of time—probably a few months while the appeals were being heard, and by that time the married men would be getting nearly first-class soldiers, and the Government would still be considering the possibility of a moratorium to take care of their financial troubles at home. Of all the damnable schemes that this Government had devised, he thought the moratorium was the most damnable of the whole lot (applause). They must look again into the future, and see themselves in twelve months’ time in the trenches, broken up with cold and rheumatism. Every day they were there would be adding to the load of debt accumulating until such time as they came home again. And what about those who would never come home ? Had they grasped the fact that many of them would be


before that time ? In twelve months’ time, probably, they would be soldiers, and in the hands of those men who had muddled away the lives of thousands of the finest troops who ever breathed—he was now speaking of the Dardanelles. Winston Churchill said that was a gamble; if England wanted their lives they would give them, and give them freely, but for God’s sake they must see that the politicians did not gamble away the lives of their wives and children (loud applause). In conclusion, he urged them to stand together, because to-day, as it always had been, union was strength (applause). Mr L J Smith, a member of the audience, drew attention to the fact that the Government were sending single labourers, who had had seventeen months’ training, back to munition works, and calling the married men to come forward for the army. If they were skilled men he could understand it, but these men were only rated at 27s per week before the war started. The Government were also sending other men, after only two months’ training, to fight. The resolution, on being put to the meeting, was carried unanimously and with enthusiasm, and it was decided to send the following message to Mr Gibson Bowles: “Rugby married attested men trust the Harborough Division of Leicester will return you by a thumping majority.” Mr T Arrowsmith drew attention to the fact that skilled men were being drafted into the army and unskilled men were taking their places. This he knew was taking place in one of the large works in Rugby. They had a local Advisory Committee to which any man who felt he was unjustly treated could apply to for assistance. A vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman on the proposition of Mr Lucking, seconded by Mr Hawke. The Chairman, in reply, referred to the subjects raised by Messrs Smith and Arrowsmith, and said, although they did not really come within the scope of the meeting, they were much indebted to these speakers for bringing such anomalies forward. During the last eighteen months they had repeatedly had these extraordinary conundrums offered to them, and he could not understand them, nor see why the Government did such things (applause). The meeting opened and concluded with the singing of a verse of the National Anthem.

29th Jan 1916. Compulsion Passed – Five weeks for Unattested Young Single Men



The House of Lords passed the Compulsion Bill on Wednesday night.

This means that within five weeks from Thursday young single men for whom there is no excuse will be in khaki. Eight groups are already called up—ages 19 to 26 inclusive.


The Labour Party Conference was resumed on Thursday at Bristol. A resolution was moved in these terms :-

This the National Labour Party protests emphatically against the adoption of Conscription in any form, as it is against the spirit of British democracy and full of danger to the liberties of the people.

The voting was:

For the resolution …… 1,796,000

Against …………….. 219,000

The resolution was declared carried amidst cheers.


Lord Derby stated in the House of Lords on Tuesday night that married men were enlisting in large numbers day by day under the group system. Single men, too, were coming in in bigger proportion than the married, but not to such an extent as yet as to justify the statement that the number still left was a “ negligible quantity.”

Lord Derby mentioned that since his report was issued four lists of reserved occupations had been published, and in four days last week 100,000 badges were distributed. He appealed to the Government to stay their hand in this matter.

It is understood that a farther set of groups will be called up during next month, and a hint to “ Derby ” recruits may, therefore, prove of use. An important point in the scheme was a promise to men who attested that they would be allowed to join the regiments of their choice on being summoned to the colours, as far as this was practicable. A large number of those who responded to the call last week, however, when the first groups were instructed to present themselves, found, it is freely said, that no attention was paid to their wishes, and that they were drafted to corps in which they had no interest. If a man wishes to enter a particular regiment because of personal or local associations, or the presence of friends in the ranks, he will find it advisable, therefore, to enlist in that unit in the ordinary way a few hours before the time fixed for his appearance at a depot under the group system.


Lieut. G. T. Hilton, of the Motor Transport Section, has been gazetted captain, the promotion to date from December 1st.

The members of the Rugby Co-operative Women’s Guild recently sent a consignment of socks, and handkerchiefs to the Rugby men in the Oxon and Bucks Light Infantry, and Mrs. Busby, the secretary, has received a letter of thanks from Sergt.-Major Percival Thistlewood, in which he says it gives the Rugby men great satisfaction to know “ that they are still in the memory of their native town.”

On Page 3 of this issue [Not included in this Blog] will be found an account of how the gallant 9th Warwickshires were decimated and lost, all their officers in Gallipoli. There was one officer, however, Lieut. G. H. D. Coates, formerly manager of Lloyds Bank at Rugby, who was not in the fighting. Being seriously ill, he was in hospital at Cairo at the time. Subsequently he was placed in command of the Turkish Officers Prisoners of War Hospital at Cairo, till illness again compelled another stay in hospital. We are glad to learn that he is now convalescent, and is going to Luxor for a month, and after another spell at the T.O.P.W. Hospital hopes to rejoin his regiment.

We learn that Sergt. J, Menelly, of the 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed on the Gallipoli Peninsula on January 1st. His parents resided at Downing Street, Belfast, and when the 89th Brigade was stationed in Rugby, he was billeted at 178 Cambridge Street. He was one of the first soldiers to interest himself in the Cambridge Street Wesleyan Soldiers’ Home, and he was subsequently appointed to take charge of the club. He was very popular with all the frequenters of the rooms, by whom he was known as “ Corporal Jim ” and, possessing a rich voice, his services as a singer were in much request. When his regiment was ordered to the front, he was appointed a range finder. The news of his death was received from Corpl Black, who was also billeted with him, and who has been invalided home with the loss of a lung through shrapnel.


News has been received by Mrs. E. A. Farndon, of Poplar Grove, that her husband, Gunner Farndon, of the Rugby Howitzer Battery, has been rather badly wounded in the face by shrapnel. He is at present in a hospital in France, where he has been attended by Dr. Hoskyn, of Rugby, and is getting on well.


George Renshaw, the captain of the Rugby Football Club, who, after ten months’ service in France, is now with the Army Service Corps in Salonica, has, according to a letter he has sent to his brother, recently had a very narrow escape. A German aeroplane flew over the corps and dropped a bomb outside the tent in which the Rugby captain was sitting. The orderly outside was seriously wounded, but those inside the tent fortunately escaped injury,. The writer also states that he met George Cave, a well-known Rugby forward who has assisted the local club, at Salonica.



To the Editor of the Advertiser.

DEAR SIR,—As announced in your columns last week a committee has been formed to arrange for sending small comforts from the town to all Rugby and New Bilton men serving with the colours.

It is extremely desirable, in the first place, that a complete record should be compiled of all who joined His Majesty’s Forces, and in order to obtain this we are very anxious to secure the co-operation of any who will undertake to go round and get the names in the various parts of the town, and at the same time secure subscriptions towards the fund.

It is not anticipated that many visits will be necessary, and if those ladies and gentlemen who so kindly gave their services to the Prince of Wales’ Fund will undertake their old districts, it will be a great help towards attaining the desired end. I earnestly hope, therefore, that all who can possibly spare time will send their names in to me at 27 Sheep Street.

Yours very truly,

SIR,—Would it be out of place to suggest that the Urban Council of Rugby should set aside a piece of ground in Rugby Cemetery as a Heroes’ Portion, in which free interment could be made of soldiers who died on returning from active service or Home defence to their native town. It seems rather grim to suggest this, but the fact has to be faced that many soldiers may return broken in war and perhaps so injured that their enfeebled constitution will hardly enable them long to survive. I understand that several places have already done this, and I read that Northampton Council has set aside a portion of the civic cemetery for this purpose. The town should surely relieve the relatives and parents of the dead heroes of the necessity of paying for graves; indeed, the town should deem it an honour to grant them a last resting-place, upon which future generations could not look unmoved. I would go so far as to suggest that all Rugby men serving with the colours should be able to claim a last resting-place in this portion, no matter how long they live after the war, for they are all heroes, and should be remembered as such to the end of their days, and after.

On Active Service.


DEAR SIR,—I read Mr. Twyford’s letter in last Saturday’s issue of the Rugby Advertiser on the reception of soldiers home on leave with great interest. The City of London National Guard Volunteers have members of their corps stationed at every London terminus day and night to assist and direct soldiers from the front coming home on leave by giving advice as to train routes, etc. I am sure that if the Rugby Volunteer Corps could arrange to have one or two of their members in turn at Rugby Station to meet soldiers and could arrange for conveyances for them, those of the National Guard on duty at Euston would warn soldiers travelling to Rugby to look out at Rugby Station for similar assistance.-I am, Sir, etc.

The Paddock House, Gerrards Gross, Bucks.
January 23rd, 1916.
The Secretary, War Office, London, has sent to all Masters of Foxhounds a copy of the following, showing that their decision to continue to hunt the country is right and fully approved of :—

“ The Director of Remounts has urged upon the Director General of Recruiting that he is seriously concerned in the maintenance of hunts, as the preservation of hunting is necessary for the continuance of breeding and raising of light horses suitable for cavalry work. Lord Derby accordingly trusts that every effort will be made to carry on the hunts in the United Kingdom, but he hopes that as far as possible men ineligible for military service will be employed. But in cases where any men of military age are indispensable for the maintenance of the hunt, an appeal should be made to the Local Tribunal.”

ENCOURAGING THE POULTRY INDUSTRY.—With the increased attention being given to the poultry industry of this country, especially on account of the egg shortage due to the war, it is not surprising that efforts should be made towards the spread of knowledge on this subject in Warwickshire. At the meeting last week of the Warwickshire Education Committee a report was submitted stating that the Elementary Sub-committee had received three applications for permission to establish a poultry class, and they had instructed the Assistant Director of Higher Education to report with regard to these and also concerning poultry instruction in elementary schools in the county. There is no doubt that a great deal of good could be accomplished by the dissemination of facts bearing upon the most modern methods of feeding and rearing of birds both as regards egg, yield and flesh formation, and that having regard to the great demand there is for both eggs and table birds, the more information of a practical kind that can be circulated upon the subject in an agricultural county like Warwickshire the better.



The motor could, if properly developed, do any work on the farm except make a hen lay eggs, was the opinion expressed by Mr W J Malden, in an address to the members of the Farmers’ Club at the Whitehall Rooms on Tuesday. It was capable of tearing up deep soil or picking up a pin. He looked forward to the time when a large proportion of our crops would be cut and threshed in one operation. He also considered a motor-driven spade, to be handled by disabled soldiers, could be invented.

The horse, Mr Madden thought, would not disappear from the farm, but it was, inevitable that much of the work hitherto done by horses and men would be done by motor. The most useful form of motor for farm work had, however, yet to be determined.




An announcement of far-reaching importance was made by Mr Runciman, President of the Board of Trade, before the prorogation of Parliament on Thursday.

Replying to a question to the House of Committee, he stated that the Government had decided to relieve the pressure on shipping by cutting down some of the imports which are less essential for national existence than others, and which prevent vessels coming to our ports from being used for more urgent purposes, Paper pulp and grass for making paper have been chosen as the first subjects of the operation of this policy because of their great bulk and influence on tonnage. The annual quantity now imported is 1,000,000 tons, and the importation of a large percentage of this total will shortly be prohibited.

Mr Runciman expressed confidence that the Government could rely on the loyal co-operation of paper makers and newspaper proprietors in a step which must of necessity interfere with their business. He appealed to householders, as well as those engaged in every business and industry in which paper is used, to render assistance by exercising rigid economy in the use of paper.

The export from this country of rags and waste-paper is about to be prohibited.

The importation of other articles and materials of a bulky nature will shortly be prohibited, including the following :

Raw tobacco.
Many building materials.
Furniture woods and veneers.
Some fruits.

If necessary this list may be extended until the tonnage pressure is eased.



Prime Minister, in a written Parliamentary answer to-day, states that up to January 9th the total casualties in all fields of operations were:—

Officers, killed, wounded, and missing, 24,122.

Other ranks, 525,345.

Grand total, 549,467.


“ Tell me what you think a full pack weighs,” said the Adjutant to one of the new men.—“ Two hundred pounds, sir.”—The Adjutant gasped. “ What ! he cried, “ Haven’t you been told that it never weighs more than sixty ?”-“ Yes, sir.” said the recruit. “ But asked me what I thought it weighed, and I was thinking of the last time I had one on.”


1st Jan 1916. Rugby’s Record in the Great War




Once more the New Year has been ushered with the accompaniment of a great and terrible war, and a brief review of the way in which Rugby has endeavoured to do its share in bringing the contest to a successful issue may not be out of place. As is already well known, in the early days of the war Rugby gained a fine reputation in the matter of recruiting, and up to the institution of the Group System, about 3,200 recruits passed through the Rugby Drill Hall to the various depots—an excellent record considering the embargo that was placed on the enlistment of railwayman and munition workers. As will be seen from the accompanying list, a considerable number of the gallant fellows who trooped into the Drill Hall so enthusiastically and light-heartedly in August and September, 1914, to obey the call to arms, have made the great sacrifice ; and, on the other hand, several have gained either decoration or honourable mention.

In addition to the number of recruits who have joined Lord Kitchener’s Army, the majority of the members of the two principal Rugby Territorial units, “ E ” Company, R.W.R., and the Howitzer Battery, volunteered for foreign service, and have been engaged on the Western front for nearly twelve months. The Warwickshire Yeomanry, which includes a troop of Rugbeians, has also been in action in the Dardanelles, and has covered itself with glory. Then, too, in the early months of 1915, at the request of the War Office, Mr J J McKinnell, who as chairman of the Urban District Council, in two unprecedented years, has rendered yeoman service to the town and nation, raised a local company of Fortress Engineers. Mr E W E Kempson was appointed to the command of the company, which was very quickly raised and equipped. The preliminary training was carried out at Rugby, with the Howitzer Battery Drill Hall as headquarters, and the company is now somewhere in England, expecting to be ordered abroad at any time.

The number of employees of the B.T.H Company who have enlisted with the colours is 1,126, and practically the whole of the men of military age at present in the works have attested under the Group System.

The employees from Messrs Willans and Robinson’s with the colours consist of 15 officers (including one staff-captain) and 233 men, 248 in all. Of these, two officers and ten men have already been killed, and one man, Bomb. Handyside, has been awarded the D.C.M. and Medaille Militaire. Nine hundred W. and R. employees have attested under Lord Derby’s Group System.

During the early months of 1915 the splendid 89th Brigade of the 29th Division, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Border Regiment, and the South Wales Borderers, were billeted in the town. During their brief stay the gallant fellows, by their courteous and gentlemanly bearing, made countless friends, and the glorious deeds they have since accomplished, which have thrilled the whole world, are naturally discussed with pride by Rugbeians, while their terrible losses, especially in the early days of the Gallipoli landing, cast quite a gloom over the town. Many of the brave fellows have gained coveted rewards, notably Captain Sullivan and Sergt James Somers, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who have been awarded the Victoria Cross, and the great reception which was accorded to Sergt Somers on his return to Rugby after receiving the decoration from the King will long remain a pleasant memory with Rugbeians.

The occasion of the soldiers’ departure from Rugby was marked by the most noteworthy local event in the war—the inspection of the Division by King George on the London Road between Dunchurch Station and Stretton-on-Dunsmore, witnessed by some thousands of Rugbeians.

As usual, the residents of the town and district have responded loyally to the many calls which have been made upon them, and the sum of £3,518 15s 11d was raised in the town for the Prince of Wales’ National Relief Fund. Large sums have also been provided for the relief of the Belgian Refugees, the British Red Cross Society, local V.A.D. Hospitals, French Flag Day, Lifeboat Institution, the Russian wounded, and the various comforts funds. There are now three V.A.D. Hospitals in the Rugby district : Te Hira, Rugby, Ashlawn, and Pailton House, and these are all supported by subscriptions obtained in the town and villages adjacent, and are run by voluntary workers.

In the early stages of the war Dr David kindly placed the School Sanatorium at the disposal of the authorities for use as a temporary Red Cross Hospital, but early in 1915 it was found necessary for the School to take over the building again.

Mr C E Blyth, of Cawston House, some 14 months ago placed a portion of his residence at the disposal of the authorities for a Red Cross Hospital, and the earliest patients were a number of Belgian soldiers who fought bravely in the attempt to keep the Huns from ravaging their native land.

At the outbreak of war a Patriotic Association, for the purpose of drilling men past the age for military service, was formed, but this, failing to find support from the War Office, was disbanded, and in December, 1914, the Rugby Volunteer Training Corps was founded. This body, which has the approval, more or less, of the Government, has been well taken up by the ineligible men and munition workers, and under the able command of Mr C H Fuller, the corps has made good progress.

A branch of the Women’s Volunteer Reserve has also been successfully started, and already these ladies have made themselves useful in several ways.

Various funds for helping the soldiers have been started locally, and of these two of the most successful and deserving are the Territorial Comforts Committee, of which Mr Adnitt, Regent Street, is the secretary, and the Prisoners of War Relief Committee, with Mr J R Barker secretary. The first-named has sent hundreds of parcels of comforts, etc, to the local Territorials, and the Prisoners of War Committee send parcels of comforts to each local prisoner of war, who is otherwise unprovided for, each week. Both funds have so far been well supported, but as the expense is continuous more funds are urgently required.

Another noteworthy effect of the war has been the influx of Belgian refugees, and a colony of considerable dimensions has been established in the town. The first contingent of Belgians to arrive were housed, at Te Hira for a time, and others have been provided for at No 17 Hillmorton Road, two houses in Albert Street, two at Bilton, and large residences at Newton and Clifton—the two latter places being under the charge of the Newton House Refugees’ Committee. In addition to these, a considerable number of Belgian workmen are employed in the Engineering Works in the town.


On several occasions Rugby and district men have figured in the lists of those awarded special honours, and Major J L Baird, the popular Member for the Division, who proceeded to the front in August, 1914, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Cross of the Order of Leopold. Viscount Feilding, of the Coldstream Guards, has also received the D.S.O. for great gallantry and distinguished service in the field. The gallant officers have also been mentioned in despatches. The Medaille Militaire, the French V.C. has been won by Lance-Corpl W Barnes, of Long Itchington, and the following local men have received the D.C.M. : Sergeant Loveridge, R.W.R. ; Corpl Keeley (B.T.H.) 4th K.R.R. ; Pte A Hotz (B.T.H.), 1st East Surrey Regiment ; Sergt Vernon S Robinson, 2nd Wiltshire Regiment ; and Bomb J R H Handyside, D Batt, 71st Brigade, R.F.A. Bomb Handyside has also been awarded the Medaille Militaire.

Capt J W Goddard, R.F.A., and Sergt-Major F A Nason, Army Veterinary Corps, two old St Matthew’s boys, have won the Military Cross and been mentioned in despatches. Lieut A J Harris, the late Lieut R A J Beech, Sec-Corpl E L Damant, Royal Naval Division, and Sergt-Major (now Sec-Lieut) Hart have also been mentioned in despatches ; and Corpl Stent, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, was commended for great gallantry in the trenches. Sergt F Knight, 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoons, of Long Lawford, has been awarded the (1st Class) Russian medal of St George.


Rugby and district has, in common with the whole country, suffered severely in the matter of casualties, and over 200 young fellows from the district have sacrificed their lives in the great cause, and many more have been wounded. Below we give what is, as far as possible, a complete list of those who have been killed, of who have been reported missing so long that there is, unfortunately, little doubt as to their fate :—

Wise, Engineer St S, son of Mr E T Wise, H.M.S. Cressy, Sept 22nd.
Goodman, Pte Walter George, R.W.R., 170 Oxford Street, August 26th.
Busson, Pte William, R.W.R., 30 Sun Street, August 26th.
Oldershaw, Pte H, 2nd Grenadier Guards, Bilton, September 20th.
Morris, Lieut A G A, Royal Lancashire Regt., son of Mr and Mrs F A Morris, Pailton House, October 13th.
Woods, Gunner William, R.F.A., late 35 Bath Street.
Hales, Pte Harry, R.W.R., Pinfold Street, New Bilton, October 13th.
Morgan, Pte S, Welsh Regiment, Crick.
Parker, Lance-Corpl E J, Coldstream Guards, 19 Corbett Street, died of wounds, Nov 3rd.
Thrasher, Gunner, 19th Battery R.F.A., 6 Charlotte Street.
Dale, Able Seaman H, H.M.S. Good Hope, 88 Abbey Street.
Ransome, Steward Walter, H.M.S. Good Hope, Rugby.
Thorneycroft, Pte G, 1st R.W.R., Hillmorton, October 23rd.
Richardson, Dr Martin, Medical Service Corps, late of Wolston.
Over, Pte Charles Herbert, 2nd R.W.R., Brinklow, Ypres, October 20th.
Pearce, Gunner W H, Dunchurch, H.M.S. Bulwark.
Edmans, Stoker F S, 82 Lawford Road, New Bilton, H.M.S. Bulwark.
Dagley, Pte Charles, 2nd Dragoon Guards, 11 Bridget Street, New Bilton.
Kind, Marine Walter John, late B.T.H., killed in Battle of Falkland Isles.
Bathe, Pte Wm John, 1st South Staffs, 93 Lawford Road, New Bilton, October 29th.
Lawlor, Midshipman Martin (died of fever).
Hutt, Pte W J, Northants Regiment, Clifton, November 5th.
White, Pte J E, Grenadier Guards, Dunchurch (died of wounds).
Goodwin, Pte —, R.W.R., son of P.S. Goodwin, King Edward Rd., missing (believed dead).
Reynolds, Pte A Bayliss, 2nd Leicesters, Gas Street, died from wounds December 10th.
Wells. Corpl Walter, 1st R.W.R, Marton, died from wounds.
Parker, Lieut, Westfield House, Rugby.
Shaw. Pte J P, 2nd Northants, Hillmorton, December, 1914.
Goodman, Sergt Henry, Coldstream Guards, Lutterworth, January 15th.
Milne, Bandsman, 2nd Scottish Rifles, died of wounds received while attending to a wounded comrade, February 2nd.
Justice, Pte Hy, Coldstream Guards, Napton, January 24th.
Norman, Pte R, Dunchurch.
Richardson, Pte John, Coldstream Guards, Dunchurch, February 11th.
Beech, Lieut R A J, Queen’s Lancers, Brandon, February 21st.
Dipper, Pte A, Coldstream Guards, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, March 5th.
Sheppard, Rfn Wm, 3rd K.R.R., Corbett Street, died from wounds February 28th.
Manton, Sapper E L, R.E., formerly B.T.H.
Judd, Rfn George, K.R.R., Winfield Street, Rugby, March 19th (first Kitchener recruit from Rugby to be killed).
Dale, Rfn F, Rifle Brigade, Easenhall, March 22nd.
Underwood. Pte I, R.W.R., Long Lawford.
Congreve, L-Corpl F, 2nd Leicesters, Churchover, Neuve Chappell, March 11th.
Adkins, Pte J, K.R.R., Stretton-on-Dunsmore, March 16th.
Douglas, Pte R L, Liverpool Scottish, B.T.H. Main Test. March 19th.
Dodson, Rfn W, 4th Rifle Brigade, Newbold, March 24th.
Rice. Pte George, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Rugby Town A.F. Club).
Fox, Pte Norman, 1st R.W.R., Rugby, March 21st.
Howard, Pte F, Worcester Regiment, Rugby, April 10th.
Powell, Corpl E R T, Warwickshire Yeomanry, Swinford Rectory, drowned on Wayfarer.
Steel Rfn E, K.R.R.. Cosford, March 16th.
Prestidge. Rfn J, Rifle Brigade, Barby, April.
Brooke, Sub-Lieut Rupert, R N. Division, died of sunstroke at Lemnos on April 23rd.
Webb, Lance-Corpl G, 1st Leicester Regiment, Adam Street, New Bilton, April 28th.
Green, Pte J, Leicester Regiment, Catthorpe.
Stebbing, Pte Sydney Reginald, Motor Machine Gun Section, Craven Road, May 4th.
Hefford, Second Officer Percy, son of Mrs W F Wood, Market Place, drowned on Lusitania, May 5th.
Johnson, Corpl T F, E Company, R.W.R. (Maxim Gun Section), May 9th.
Gartenfeld, 1st Res R.W.R., Lagoe Place, April 25th.
Davis, Second Lieut Claud, R.G.A., Manor Road, Rugby, died of wounds.
Beard, Pte Cecil, 13th Battery Canadians, Murray Road, killed in May.
Jackson, Second Lieut E P, Pailton, 3rd R.W.R., att. 1st South Wales Borderers, May.
Hancocks, Sergt H H, K.R.R., Hillmorton Locks, April 25th.
Hancox, Pte Charles, 1st R.W.R., Kings Newnham, April 25th.
Keen, Rfn R B, Winfield Street (missing since May 9th).
Porter. Rfn J R, K R.R, Avenue Road, New Bilton, May 8th.
Griffiths, Rfn Herbert R B, Kilsby, April 27th.
Dawson, Corpl Tom, K.R.R., Braunston. May.
Pateman, Sergt W, 1st Coldstream Guards, Braunston, May.
Payne, Lce-Corpl H, 1st R.W.R., Long Lawford, April 25th.
Piper, Pte E A, Rugby (missing since April).
Nicholls, Pte —, Gloucester Regiment, police constable at Rugby, May 15th.
Hyde, Second Lieut, Rokeby Street, Rugby, Royal Sussex Regiment, att. 2nd Royal Iniskilling Fusliers, missing since May 17.
Mordaunt-Smith, Second Lieut Lionel St George, 2nd R.I.F., May 15th.
Upperton, Rfn Joseph, Oxford Street.*
Hardman, Rfn Walter, James Street.*
Humphreys, Rfn Fred, Lagoe Place.*
* Rifle Brigade, missing since May 9th.
Leake, Lieut, 9th R.W.R., Leamington Hastings, died of spotted fever, May 29th.
Dunbar, Gunner J L. Rugby Howitzer Battery, Bilton Grange, May 27th.
Altree, Rfn H, K.R.R., Rugby, May 9th.
Berridge. Rfn G, Rifle Brigade, Barby, May 13th.
Mason, Eng. Room Artificer, A. A., Rugby and Long Buckby, H.M.S. Goliath.
Hammond, Pte C D, Rugby, May.
Hill, Pte Lewis, E Company, 7th R.W.R., Newbold, May 29th.
Clifton, Pte Thomas, Worcester Regiment, Brinklow, May 9th.
Hence, Corpl Wm, 2nd Border Regiment, Newbold, May 16th.
Freeman, Gunner Harold, R.F.A., Bilton (died of pneumonia), June 7th.
Waterhouse, Capt Rennie, B.T.H., 7th Lancashire Fusiliers, Dardanelles, May 10th.
Brooke, Lieut Alfred, Bilton Road, 2nd Post Office Rifles, June 14th.
Reynolds, Pte Frank, 2nd Northants Regiment, Dunchurch Road (missing since May 7th).
Grant, Pte H, Newbold (missing since May 9th).
Hunt, Regt-Sergt-Major A J, R.H.A., Rugby, May 28th, Dardanelles.
Clowes, Lance-Corpl R, E Company, 7th R.W.R., Rugby, died of wounds.
Hughes, Lance-Corpl J, E Company, R.W.R., Rugby, June 18th.
Jones, Pte A, 6th Leicesters, New Bilton, died from appendicitis.
Newton, Rfn L J, 7th K.R.R., Rugby, June 17th.
Williams, Pte J, Newbold, Rifle Brigade (missing since May 10th).
Hands, Pte J, Scots Guards, Napton, shot by sniper.
Coleman, Pte G W, 5th Oxon and Bucks L.I., of New Bilton (missing).
Foster, Rfn Jesse, Barby.
Hancox, Pte Charles, Stretton, died of wounds.
Coombes, Pte Arthur, New Bilton, 1st R.W.R., died of wounds in July, buried at New Bilton.
Sutton, Drvr William, Rugby Howitzer Battery, Newton, accidentally shot at rest camp, July 4th.
Astill, Pte Herbert, 5th Oxon and Bucks L.I., Hillmorton, died of wounds received while bringing in wounded, June 29th.
Pegg, Pte Harold, Bedford Regiment, New Bilton, died from septic poisoning.
Benford, Rfn A T, K.R.R., Rugby, July 6th.
Underwood, Pte Cyrus, 1st R.W.R., Bilton, July 9th.
Rogers, Second Lieut H G, 9th Somerset L.I., Rugby, in July at Dardenelles.
Martin, Sergt, 7th K.R.R., Bilton, July 1st.
Docker, Pte Leonard, Coldstream Guards, Rugby, July 8th.
Davenport, Pte Hy Herbert Davenport, formerly of Churchover, June 22nd.
Smith, Pte Wm, Lutterworth (missing since June 6th).
Barnwell, Lance-Corpl George Thomas, 1/6th S. Staffs (T.F.), Rugby, died from wounds in July.
Fiddler, Rfn H, 7th K.R.R., Plowman Street, July 20th.
Redfearn, Rfn J, 7th K,R.R., Victoria Street, New Bilton, died from wounds July 23rd.
Roberts, Sergt C H, K.R.R., Rugby, July 30th.
Tomlinson, Rfn Wm, K.R.R., Rugby, July 30th.
Preston, Rfn John Henry, 7th K.R.R,, Rugby, July 30th.
Smith, Rfn Herbert, K.R.R., Rugby, July 30th.
Marriott, Sec-Lieut F E, Rifle Brigade, Cotesbach, July 30th.
Watts, Lance-Corpl A E. K.R.R., Rugby, August.
Coley, Rfn G, K.R.R., Rugby, July 31st.
Goadby, Rfn George, K.R.R., Bilton, August 7.
Wormleighton, Sapper F, Royal Engineers, Rugby, August 10th.
Rowbottom, Corpl S, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, August 12th.
Pepperday, Pte Leslie, H.A.C., Rugby, August 13th.
Walker, Pte J E, R.W.R., Brinklow, October 14th, 1914.
Aris, Lance-Corpl M, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, August 6th.
Sims, Rfn J H, 8th K.R.R., Rugby, July 30th.
Lee, Rfn F, Rifle Brigade, New Bilton, July 30th.
Wright, Lance-Corpl T, Monks Kirby
Norman, Pte Bert, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby August 25th.
Justice, Pte A, 5th Oxon and Bucks L.I., Newton.
Wadsworth, Rfn W, K.R.R., Hillmorton (missing since July 30th).
Hitchcock, Pte Clifford, 7th Batt, 2nd Canadian Contingent, Rugby, August 27th.
Cockerill, Pte T, K.O.Y.L.I., Hillmorton, August 25th.
Leach, Pte Percy John, 2nd Hants, Rugby (missing since August 7th, Dardanelles).
Evans, Rfn Harold, K.R R., Rugby, August 7th.
Ward, Pte T L Walter, 2nd Hants, New Bilton, missing since August 7th, Dardanelles).
Forehead, Lance-Corpl W T, 7th South Staffs, Rugby, died from wounds August 24th.
Jiggle, Pte Edgar, 9th R.W.R., Rugby (missing since August 10th.)
Ward, Lance-Corpl A Wood, 7th South Staffs, Rugby, August.
Joyce, Lance-Corpl P, 9th R.W.R., Rugby (missing since August 10th).
Chater, Pte W, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, died from wounds, September 15th.
Peel, Corpl R R, 66th Field Coy., R.E., Rugby, Sept. 1st, Dardanelles.
Osborne, Gunner Geo, 92nd Batt. R.F.A., died from dysentery at Dardanelles on August 21st.
Wilson, Lieut Hugh Stanley, 8th Worcesters, Rugby School, Sept. 15th.
Hopkins, Pte Frank, 6th Dorsets, Long Lawford, September.
Bluemel, L-Sergt N E, H.A.C., Rugby, died of wounds Sept. 23rd.
Hollis, Pte H T, 9th R.W.R., Frankton, August 10th.
Negus, Rfn E, 12th Rifle Brigade, Rugby, September 21st.
Shone, Pte Tom, Rugby, September 25th
Towers, Pte Martin Victor, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Harborough Fields Farm, Harborough Magna, September 26th.
Hinks, Pte John, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, September.
Barber, Corpl F, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, September 25th.
Bates, Pte A, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, September.
Snutch, Pte B, Rugby (missing since Battle of Loos).
Cashmore, Pte C, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Hillmorton (missing since Battle of Loos).
Stent, Corpl Percy, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, September 25th.
Glover, Sergt, Royal West Kents, Newton, September 14th.
Russell. Gunner P E, R.F.A, Rugby, October 3.
Sleath, Rfn F W, 12th R.B., Clifton, Sept. 25th.
Marriott, Sec-Lieut Digby, R.B., Cotesbach, October 9th.
Lintern, Bugler W, 12th R.B., Clifton, Sept. 25th.
Dunn. Sec-Lieut R I, Royal Engineers, Kings Newnham (missing since Sept. 25th).
Attenburgh, Pte W G, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby. Sept. 25th.
Freeman. Rfn George, 5th R.B., Kineton, October.
Busson, Pte, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, October 17th.
Kirby, Pte C, 2nd Worcesters, Hillmorton, September 26th.
Green, Pte Bert, 7th Northants, Kilsby, Sept.
Goffin, Pte Wm, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby (missing since Sept. 25th).
Chambers, Pte E, R.F.A., Wolston.
Reader, Pte, 9th R.W.R , Wolston.
Elliott, Pte F. R.W.R., Wolston.
Morris, Pte H W. Oxon and Bucks L.I., Wolston.
Page. Bugler Wilfred, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, Sept. 25th.
Izzard, Pte, Rugby.
Garratt, Pte Frank, 2nd Coldstream Guards, Braunston, October.
Munnings, Pte W, R.A.M.C., Rugby.
Robinson, Pte Kenneth, R.F.A., Rugby, Sept. 29th.
Stone, Pte S G, 2nd Worcesters, Rugby. Oct. 9th.
Langham, Pte W, Oxon and Bucks L.I., New Bilton, October.
Davis, Pte Walter, Oxon and Bucks L.I., New Bilton (reported missing in October).
Louch, Pte T, 3rd Coldstream Guards, Newbold-on-Avon, October 8th.
Summers, Pte Fred, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby (missing since Sept. 25th).
Harris, Pte W B, Bilton, Territorial Force.
Bacon, Sec-Lieut Dudley F C, 4th Durham L.I., att. 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers, late of Wolston, died from wounds, November 1st.
Morton, Bomb T, R.G.A, Pailton, died of pneumonia.
Sheasby, Sapper Francis L, R.E., Napton, October 15th.
Dodd, Corpl E, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby, October 16th.
Woodhouse, Pte Percy, 2nd Oxon and Bucks L.I., Rugby (missing since Sept. 25th).
Bellingham, Gunner W, R.F.A., Rugby, died of wounds, October 27th.
Wise, Lance-Corpl. H,, 7th Staffs, Kilsby, Aug. 9th.
Attenborough, Pte W, Oxon and Bucks L.I., Wolston.
Dyer, Pte H, 10th R.W.R., Dunsmore, died from wounds, Sept. 18th.
Collins, Rfn John, K.R.R., Kineton, died from wounds, November 25th.
Goldfinch, Gunner A, R.F.A., Willoughby, died from enteric, October 19th.
House, Rfn John Alfred, K.R.R., Rugby, November 10th.
Dodd, Com-Sergt-Major A J,. 1st R.W.R., shot by mistake by sentry in France.
Dorman, Sergt J T, A.S.C., Rugby, died of appendicitis in France.
Lieut James Forbes, RE., Rugby, December.
Keane, Lieut F J P, Rugby, November 25th, near Baghdad.
Clarke, Pte W, 6th Dorsets, Rugby, Nov. 15th.
Abbott, Rfn Ernest, 12th R.B., Rugby, Dec. 10.
Poulton-Palmer, Lieut R. W. (O.R.), Royal Berks ; international Rugby football player.
Powell, Lieut. Kenneth (O.R.), famous lawn tennis player.
The following men are known to be prisoners :-
Phelps, Pte A, New Bilton, Rifle Brigade.
Hancox, Lance-Corpl, Rugby, R.W.R.
Hirons, Pte A, Coldstream Guards, Churchover.
Beard, Pte Sidney, Rugby, 2nd R.W.R.
Adams, Pte W, Dunchurch.
Collins, Corpl H, New Bilton, Coldstream Guards.
Wood, Rfn C, Rugby, Rifle Brigade.
Smith, Pte L, Rugby, K.R.R.
Mace, Pte J, Hillmorton, Oxon and Bucks L.I.


THE ISSUE OF ARMLETS was resumed at the Drill Hall on Tuesday afternoon.


Contrary to expectations in some quarters, there has been a lull in recruiting locally during the past week, and only a few men have enlisted ; but it is expected, now that compulsion appears to be a certainty, matters may look up somewhat.

A large supply of armlets has been received, and grouped men may obtain one by producing their white cards.

We are asked to point out that attested men who write to the recruiting authorities, and desire an answer, will save the officials a good deal of unnecessary work if they mention, when writing, their group number, and whether married or single.


The King has written to Lord Derby expressing the hope that every man who is entitled to wear the Armlet will do so, “ as a proof to his fellow-countrymen ” of his response to the King’s call for recruits.

4th Dec1915. Lord Derby’s Scheme, part 2


Recruiting at Rugby Drill Hall has been fair during the past week the great majority of the recruits enlisting under Lord Derby’s group system. The proportion of married and single recruits has been about equal.

The armlets for those who have been attested have not yet arrived, but it is anticipated that they will be available for distribution shortly.

A number of ladies have given their assistance to the authorities during the last fortnight, and have rendered valuable service, with the result, that everything is being kept up to date and in readiness for the time when the groups are called up.

Recruiting under the Derby scheme will cease at 4.30 p.m on Saturday, December 11th, and the authorities urge the necessity of every eligible man becoming attested before that date. Intending recruits must take their registration cards to the Drill Hall, on account of the number of fraudulent enlistments, and married men must also produce their marriage certificates and certificates of the birth of their children.


The following additional men have enlisted at Rugby under the Group System in connection with Lord Derby’s Recruiting Scheme.


Poole, Frank, 178 Cambridge Street, Rugby

Bosworth, Edward Victor, 46 Abbey Street, Rugby

Timms, Edward George, 33 Pinfold Street, New Bilton

Hart, John George, The Green, Hillmorton

Collins, George Thomas, 45 New Street, New Bilton

Clarke, Fredk Charles, Five Houses, Clifton

Marlow, Arthur John, Welford, Rugby

Atkinson, John Norman, 37 Windsor Street, Rugby

Gilks, Percy Wm, Catthorpe Towers Gardens

Hardman Ernest France, 26 Murray Road, Rugby

Wiggs, John Henry, Caldecott Street, Rugby

Goodyer, George Henry, 7 Craven Road, Rugby

Linnell, Edwin Frank, 60 Sun Street, Rugby

Ollier James, 169 Abbey Street, Rugby

Walters, Percy James, 32 Sun Street, Rugby

Lee, Harold, 74 Windsor Street, Rugby

Morgan, Robert, 62 Windsor Street, Rugby

Partridge John, 76 Windsor Street, Rugby

Freed, Ernest Fredk Valentine, 19 Market Place, Rugby

Beard, Percy Frank, Monks Kirby

Abell, Robert Henry, 55 Manor Road, Rugby

Phipps, Harry Purdie Thos, 101 Claremont Rd, Rugby

Boneham, Francis William, Kings Newnham

Elkington, Wm Charles, 34 Bennett Street, Rugby

Foulds, Ernest James, George Hotel, Bilton

Bland, Wm Arthur, 1 Pinders Lane, Rugby

Collier, John, March View, Crick

Wright, George Thos, Campbell Lane, Bilton

Arnott John, 44 York Street, Rugby

Gadsby, John Henry, 21 Avenue Road, New Bilton

Robinson, Thomas, 373 Clifton Road, Rugby

Cleaver, Walter, 64 Sun Street, Rugby

Wright, Edward Thos, 96 Bath Street, Rugby

Harrison, Wilfred John Hy, High Street, Braunston

Nurser, Alfred Walter, Braunston Wharf

Edwards, Walter, 14 Abbey Street, Rugby

Swingler, Harold Fredk, 60 Cambridge Street, Rugby

Barden, Cecil James, 21 Grosvenor Road, Rugby

Threlfall, Wm James, 46 Caldecott Street, Rugby

Crane, Reg Walter, 117 Abbey Street, Rugby

Preece, Eric Charles, 22 Aylesbury Street, Wolverton

Halford, William Chas John, 102 Murray Road, Rugby

Tarry, Albert John, West Haddon

Upston, Frank, West Haddon

Burrows, Charles Edwin, 11 New Station, Rugby

Walker, Percy Ralph, 11 Union Street, Rugby

Payne, George Inwood, 13 Park Road, Rugby

Wright, Matthew Wm, 36B Abbey Street, Rugby

Bosworth, Herbert Harold, 46 Abbey Street, Rugby

Dumbledon, Ern Edgar Wm, Glendale, Cromwell Rd

Barrass, Geo Alexander, 64 Abbey St, Rugby

Harper, Reg Thomas, 4 Rokeby Street, Rugby

Coverdale, Walter Sydney, 24 Poplar Grove, Rugby

Jefferies, Frank, 13 New Station, Rugby

Smith, Thomas, 39 Abbey Street, Rugby

Pendry, Sidney Wilfred, 116 Bath Street, Rugby

Smith, Robert, 26 Newland Street, New Bilton

Wilson, Clement William, Winwick

Loomes, Harry, Stretton-under-Fosse

Conopo, Lawrence Leonard, Stretton-under-Fosse

Freeman, Wm George, 41 Oliver Street, Rugby

Robinson, Hy Arthur Clive, 132 Claremont Rd, Rugby

Garner, Thos Arthur, Hillmorton

Sawrey, James, 83 Cambridge Street, Rugby

Higham, Geo Edward, 46 Avenue Rd, New Bilton

Franklin, Edward Thos, 6 Alexandra Road, Rugby

Renshaw, Wm Regnald, 149 Oxford Street, Rugby

Sewell, Henry Wm, 46 Dunchurch Road, Rugby

Cox, Frederick Francis, Flecknoe

Curchin, George William, 29 Wood Street, Rugby

Dutton, Harold, 52 Oxford Street, Rugby

Bench, Joseph, 16 Sun Street, Rugby

Turner, Chas John Henry, 1 Graham Road, Rugby

Giles, Robert, 60 Sun Street, Rugby

Tilcock, Charles Wm, 19 Wood Street, Rugby

Jelly, John Henry, 1 Graham Road, Rugby

Adams, Wm John Barnes, 19 Wood Street, Rugby

Marlow, Edwin, 165 Abbey Street, Rugby

Foster, Cyril Harvey, 53 Temple Street, Rugby

Smith, John Albert, Byfield

Terry, Ambrose Joseph, 186 Murray Road, Rugby

Barnett, Francis Henry, 5 Gas Street, Rugby

Lockhead, Kenneth Geo, 26 Manor Road, Rugby

Erbach, Philip Arnold, 26 Manor Road, Rugby

Colbourne, Harold Wm, 15 Avon Street, Rugby

Batchelor, William, 15 New Station Row, Rugby

Barker, Henry James, 34 South Street, Rugby

Burdett, Albert Leonard, 87 Albert Street, Rugby

Rose, Charles Frank, Flecknoe

Willis, Ralph, 40 Oxford Street, Rugby

Jones, Frederick, 76 South Street, Rugby

Shipp, William, 37 Chapel Street, Rugby

Lambert, Arthur Percy, Ashby St. Ledgers Gardens

Sutch, Samuel, Wolston

Kinch, Harry, Woodford Halse

Chesney, Samuel, 24 Lodge Road, Rugby

Robinson, Chris, 6 Fitzroy Gdns, Newbold Road, Rugby

Tomlinson, Frederick, 171 Abbey Street, Rugby

Hickman, Chas Henry, 20 Oxford Street, Rugby

Mace, Albert Edwd, Lower Street, Hillmorton

Pearson, Joshua, Marton

Timms, Victor Emmanuel, 174 Murray Road, Rugby

Cave, Coote, 148 Railway Terrace, Rugby

Waters, Arthur Thos, 49 James Street, Rugby

Muddiman, Frank Albert, The Green, Long Lawford

West, Eustace Chas, Hill Farm, Brinklow

Reilly, Frank Joseph, 1 Lodge Road, Rugby

Brooks, William Frederick, Flecknoe

Cleaver, George Henry, 6 Market Place, Rugby

Ruddle, George, 30 Rokeby Street, Rugby

Stratton, Richd de Fontaine, 100 Railway Trce, Rugby

Bryan, Percival, Newbold-on-Avon

Bennett, George, 16 Union Street, Rugby

Treadgold, Geo Leeson, 95 South Street, Rugby

Clarke, Wm Henry, 5 York Ct, Dunchurch Rd, Rugby

Ingram, William, 33 Rokeby Street, Rugby

Hoskins, Herbert Chas, 74 James Street, Rugby

Capell, George, Brinklow

Such, Walter Cyril, 5 Princes Street, Rugby

Edgcombe, Sidney, 142 Bath Street, Rugby

Gilbert, James, 70 Clifton Road, Rugby

Cash, Joseph, 25 Craven Road, Rugby

Leasdale, Geo Edward, Upton, Banbury

Rodhouse, George Frederick, Braunston

Cromwell, Arthur, 2 Market Place, Rugby

Turner, Walter Septimus, 22 Campbell St, New Bilton

Arthur, Edward, 128 Wood Street, Rugby

Wood, Wm Charles, 16 Wood Street, Rugby

Norton, Joseph, 85 York Street, Rugby

Parrott, George William, 19 Wood Street, Rugby

Agnew, John William, 23 Manor Road, Rugby

Hosking, Randall Garfield, 3 Bilton Road, Rugby

Collingham, Robert Hugh, 9 Murray Road, Rugby

Spreson, Thomas Adams, 12 Cross Street, Rugby

Gulliver, Ernest Harry, 7 Winfield Street, Rugby

Brierly, Harry Lawrence, The Hall, Kings Newnham


Barlow, Sydney, 15 Rowland Street, Rugby

Sherwood, Hector, 5 New Street, New Bilton

Blinco, William, 5 New Station, Rugby

Woods, Arthur George, Orchard Cottage, Bilton

Crisp, Harry, 44 Craven Road, Rugby

Jelley, Cecil Harry, 38 Wood Street, Rugby

Clay, Arthur Fredk, 47 Manor Road, Rugby

Blythe, John Reginald, 77 Grosvenor Road, Rugby

Blencowe, Charles Alfred, 7 James Street, Rugby

Odell, Fredk Robert, 41 Sandown Road, Rugby

Satchell, Oliver Cromwell, 12 Sycamore Grove, Rugby

Howe, Walter James, 27 Rowland Street, Rugby

Barnett, James John, 15 Gas Street, Rugby

Winsen, Fredk James, 71 Craven Road, Rugby

Walton, Francis, Lower Street, Hillmorton

Edwins, Ernest Geo Victor, 84 South Street, Rugby

Woods, John Thomas, Orchard Cottage, Bilton

Lewin, Robert Edwd, The Stores, Brinklow

Picken, Arthur Chas Felton, Hillmorton Paddox

Adnitt, Walter Charles, Welton Station

Bartlett, Thomas Henry. 6 Sandown Road, Rugby

Chisholm, Alex Samuel, Station House, Welton

Bradshaw, Wm Alfred, 82 Murray Road, Rugby

Steele, Frederick, 12 Gas Street, Rugby

Chester, Tom, 12 Cross Street, Rugby

Cooper, Freddie, Brinklow

Franklin, Wm Edwd, 14 Acacia Grove, Rugby

George, John, 9 Corbett Street, Rugby

Smart, John James, 13 Union Street, Rugby

Morris, Wm Robert, North Kilworth

Timmins, Henry Charles, Ullesthorpe

Gregory, Harold Ethelbert, 18 Boughton Road, Rugby

Manning, Thomas Charles, Coventry Street, Southam

Wincote, George, Coventry Street, Southam

Fell, George, Mill Terrace, Southam

Luckwood, Hy Jas, 75 Cambridge Street, Rugby

Fox, Vivian Francis Alan, 227 Railway Tce, Rugby

Wain, William, Lower Shuckburgh

Giles, Frank, 29 Union Street, Rugby

Morgan, Albert, Abbey Row, Southam

Thacker, Joseph John, Harbury

Randall, Fredk John, 152 Lawford Rd, New Bilton

Dogg, Wm Harry, Station House, Marton

Payler, Fredk Stephen, Lower Shuckburgh

Williams, John Thomas, 6 Manor Road, Rugby

Gean, Geo Ernest, 20 Oxford Street, Rugby

Washbrooke, Thomas, Park Jetty, Southam

Ayres, John Wm, Lower Street, Hillmorton

Nightingale, John Thorpe, Kilsby, Rugby

Gascoigne, George, Brownsover Hall

Elliott, Wm Thomas, 44 Rowland Street, Rugby

Rowse, Joseph Yates, 13 Cromwell Road, Rugby

Underwood, Stephen Thos, The Club, Dunchurch

Nown, William Joseph, Kilsby

Holloway, William, Crick

Aldwinkle, Wm Henry, 114 Wood Street, Rugby

Burton, Walter, Myrtle Cottage, Bilton

Meeham, Richard, Monks Kirby

Oscraft, Alf James, St Aubin, Hampden Way, Bilton

Prior, Wm Henry, 14 Jubilee Street, New Bilton

Appleby, Arthur, The Grange, Church Lawford

Eames, David, School House, Watford

Nevett, Albert, Frolesworth, Lutterworth


By a new order received at the recruiting offices on Wednesday, the military authorities are prohibited from supplying the Press with any details as to the men who have applied for enlistment or those who have been medically passed and attested. We regret, therefore, that we shall not be able to give any more lists or figures concerning men who have enlisted at Rugby.

27th Nov 1915. Lord Derby’s Scheme


The following correspondence has been sent out for publication:—

Derby House, Stratford Place, W.
November 19, 1915.

My dear Prime Minister,

As some uncertainty exists as to the effect of the various statements recently made in Parliament and the Press on the subject of recruiting, may I endeavour to put the position in a few words ?

Married men are not to be called up until young unmarried men have been. If these young men do not come forward voluntarily, you will either release the married men from their pledge or introduce a Bill into Parliament to compel the young men to serve, which, if passed, would mean that the married men would be held to their enlistment. If, on the other hand, Parliament did not pass such a Bill, the married men would be automatically released from their engagement to serve.

By the expression “ young men coming forward to serve ” I think it should be taken to mean that the vast majority of young men not engaged in munition work or work necessary for the country should offer themselves for service, and men indispensable for civil employment and men who have personal reasons which are considered satisfactory by the local tribunals for relegation to a later class, can have their claims examined for such relegation in the way that has already been laid down.

If, after all these claims have been investigated and all the exemptions made mentioned above, there remains, a considerable number of young men not engaged in these pursuits who could perfectly be spared for military service, they should be compelled to serve. On the other hand, if the number should prove to be, as I hope it will, a really negligible minority, there would be no question of legislation.—Yours sincerely,

10, Downing Street, S.W.,
Nov. 19, 1915.

My dear Derby,
I have received your letter of to-day. It correctly expresses the intentions of the Government.—Yours sincerely.
H. H. Asquith.

Lord Derby sent the following telegram on Friday night to the joint secretaries of the Central Political Recruiting Committee, Glasgow :

“ With reference to last night’s meeting, cannot fully express my gratitude to you for all you did for me yesterday. Prime Minister has endorsed all I said, so married men need have no fear that faith will not be kept with them. Motto now :- ‘Full steam ahead ; line clear.’—DERBY.”

For more information about the Derby Scheme see here



The following have enlisted at the Rugby Drill Hall under the Group system. A considerable number of the men have enlisted under Reserve B for munition workers

[The following list of men has been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of use.]

Adnitt, Albert Edward, Yelvertoft
Adnitt, Horace Gilbert, Lilbourne
Aldridge, Frank, 152 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Allen, Charles, 11 Rokeby Street, Rugby
Anderson, Frank, Nobottle, Northants
Anderson, Robert, West Haddon
Armstrong, Frank, 29 East Street, Rugby
Austin, Wilfred, 3 Oliver Street, Rugby
Aylmer, William, 46 Craven Road, Rugby
Balsham, Arthur, 55 Wood Street Rugby
Barfoot, William Henry, Willoughby
Barnett, Alfred Henry John, Newbold-on-Avon
Barnett, Ernest Geo, The Heath, Dunchurch
Barnwell, Mark, 61 Craven Road, Rugby
Barrs, Clifford Hubert Watts, King’s Head, Lutterworth
Batchelor, Charles, 7 Addison Terrace, Bilton
Baxter, John, 8 Union Street, Rugby
Baynton, George William, Draycote Hill
Beasley, Joseph, 1 Lodge Road, Rugby
Billing, Ernest Walter, 19 Caldecott Street, Rugby
Billingham, Percy, 18 East Street, Rugby
Bishop, John, 6 Northcote Road, Rugby
Blundell, Sidney Herbert, 49 James Street, Rugby
Blundell, Sidney Herbert, 49 James Street, Rugby
Bolton, Arthur William, 1 Clarence Road, New Bilton
Bolton, Ralph James. 31 King Edward Road, Rugby
Boneham, Cyril Seymour, 8 South 8treet, Rugby
Bonnick, Arthur, 20 West Leyes, Rugby
Bowell, Bertram Ottaway, 10 Cromwell Road, Rugby
Boyes, Thomas Wm, 42 Poplar Grove, Rugby
Bradshaw, John Walter, 68 Claremont Road, Rugby
Brown, Fredk William, 11 York Street, Rugby
Brown, Leonard Charles, 90 Claremont Road, Rugby
Browne, Rowland Wilson, 1 Charlotte Street, Rugby
Burnham, Rowland George, 95 Lawford Road, Rugby
Burton, Alfred Joseph, South View, Bilton
Butcher, Isaac, Houston Road, Brownsover
Butcher, John, Hillmorton Paddox
Butler, Ralph, 58 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Cane, John Alfred, South Kilworth
Carter, Harry, 61 New Street, New Bilton
Cave, John Henry, Newbold on-Avon
Chamberlain, Austin William, Bitteswell
Chater, Thos John, 32 Bridget Street, Rugby
Clarke, Benjamin Page, 3 Graham Road, Rugby
Clarke, Thomas, Newbold-on-Avon
Clarks, Edward John, 77 Wood Street, Rugby
Clarkson, Herbert Heap, 16 Bridget Street, Rugby
Clay, Sydney, 6 Bridge Street, Rugby
Cleaver, Frederick Harold, Newton
Cleaver, Herbert Alf, 43 Windsor Street, Rugby
Clements, George Henry, 32 Chester 8treet, Rugby
Cockerill, Arthur Ernest, Kings Newnham
Colwell, William John, 38 Newbold Road, Rugby
Conopo, Basil Eustace, Stretton-under-Fosse
Conopo,John, The Green, Kilsby
Cooper, Thomas, 17 Essex Street, Rugby
Corill, William L, 135 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Cowley, Henry, 111A Clifton Road, Rugby
Cox, Ernest William, 15 Russell Street, Rugby
Cox, Fredk Andrew, Pailton Pastures
Crabtree, Bertram, 99 Wood Street, Rugby
Cross, Albert Charles, 113 Oxford Street, Rugby
Darke, Cecil, 49 Newland Street, New Bilton
Davie, Arthur Anderson, 78 Park Road, Rugby
Davies, William Herbert, School Street, Hillmorton
Davis, Levi, Harborough Magna
Day, Alfred Herbert, Old Crown Inn, Newbold-on-Avon
Day, Horace Cadwell, 45 Newbold Road, Rugby
Dean, Sydney James, 40 Oxford Street, Rugby
Deneage, Robert Napier, 54 Wood Street, Rugby
Downs, Robert, 32 Chester Street, Rugby
Dunkley, Harold George, 15 Chester Street, Rugby
Dunne, Joseph Sidney, 28 Dale Street, Rugby
Eaton, Chas, 6 Drury Lane, St Matthew’s St, Rugby
Edwards, Art Clement, Alton Hse, Boughton Rd, Rugby
Eldred, Fredk Charles, 68 Dunchurch Road, Rugby
Elliott, Harry Victor Randolf, 80 Bridget Street, Rugby
Everitt, Ernest, Birstall, Leicestershire
Facer, Percy William, 13 York Terrace, Dunchurch rd
Farmer, Fred, 24 Wood Street, Rugby
Fisher, William, 41 Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby
Floyer, Fred Davis, 32 Abbey Street, Rugby
Franklin, Alec Edward, 37 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Franklin, Harry Greenway, 36 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Frankton, Harry, Long Lawford
Freemantle, James, 60 Windsor Street, Rugby
Freer, Harry Herbert, 7 Chester Street, Rugby
Garner, Robert Norman, Bitteswell
Gibson, Bertram, 28 Hunter Street, Rugby
Goodman, John, High Street, Hillmorton
Goring, Richard, 160 Lawford Road, New Bilton
Green, Harold, 56 Windsor Street, Rugby
Griffin, Archibald, 22 Windsor Street, Rugby
Griffith, Percy Harry, 36 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Grimes, James Alfred, 19 Corbett Street, Rugby
Gurney, Ernest, Winwick
Haddock, Vivian Otto, Winthorpe, Regent St, Rugby
Hall, Fredk George, 44 James Street, Rugby
Halsey, George Louis, 77 Lower Fish St, Northampton
Hammond, Thomas William, Hillmorton Paddox
Hammonds, Joseph, 20 Winfield Street, Rugby
Hancox, Henry, Stretton-on-Dunsmore
Harper, Fredk James, 9 New Street, New Bilton
Harris, Harvey Hazel, 23 New Street, New Bilton
Harris, Henry Robert, 81 Newbold Road, Rugby
Harrison, John Geo, 6 Vicarage Road, Smethwick
Harrowing, Arthur Clarence, 12 Paradise Street, Rugby
Harrowing, Fredk Wm, 48 King Edward Road, Rugby
Haynes, Albert Bernard, Monks Kirby
Heath, Frederick Charles, Newbold-on-Avon
Hedgetts, John, 40 Railway Terrace, Rugby
Henson, Wm Edward, 31 Bridget Street, Rugby
Herring, James Butler, 82 Bath Street, Rugby
Higgins, Edward, 30 Rokeby Street, Rugby
Hill, Arthur Edwin, 44 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Hilliman, Arthur Geo, 66B Abbey Street, Rugby
Hillyard, Sidney James, 182 Lawford Road, New Bilton
Hilton, Ernest James, 76 South Street, Rugby
Hipwell, Albert Joseph, 149 Murray Road, Rugby
Hipwell, Rowland, Newbold-on-Avon
Hipwell, Thomas William, Cement Works, New Bilton
Hipwell, William Fred, Newbold-on-Avon
Hobday, Thomas George, Stretton-on-Dunsmore
Hobley, Walter James, 46 Winfield Street, Rugby
Holden, Jonathan, 18 Hunter Street, Rugby
Hopkins, Archibald Job, Long Lawford
Horne, David George, Hillmorton Paddox
Horsley, Horace, 33 Albert Street, Rugby
Howkins, Sidney Charles, 9 Manor Road, Rugby
Hughes, Thos Franklin, 109 Manor Road, Rugby
Jefford, Herbert Henry, 26 Oxford Street, Rugby
Jeffs, Wm Alfred, 15 Temple Street, Rugby
Jonees, Roy, 133 Murray Road, Rugby
Keenan, William John, 32 West Leyes, Rugby
Kendall, Thomas, 56 Manor Road, Rugby
Kettle, Arthur Stafford, 45 Newbold Road, Rugby
Knight, Oscar, Stockton
Langham, Harry, 14 New Street, New Bilton
Latter, Arthur Edward, 95 Oxford Street, Rugby
Lawman, Bertie, 60 Sun Street, Rugby
Layton, Bertram, 24 James Street, Rugby
Lee, Thomas Walter, 37 Abbey Street, Rugby
Leslie, Robert John, 11 Wood Street, Rugby
Liddiard, Hugh Wm Conway, 55 Park Road, Rugby
Liddington, Edward, 63 Murray Road, Rugby
Linnett, Frank, High Street, Hillmorton
Lovesey, John Alexander, 18 New Station, Rugby
Lucas, John, The Locks, Hillmorton
Ludlow, Wm Chas Robt, 109 Clifton Road, Rugby
Mackinnon, Angus Don, 45 Newbold Road, Rugby
Mackintosh, Donald Clements, 105 Abbey St, Rugby
Mann, Francis John, 71 Claremont Road, Rugby
Mansell, Thos Edward, 15 Charlotte Street, Rugby
Marlow, Harry Charles, 29 Chester Street, Rugby
Matheson, John Newbiggin, 36 Newbold Road, Rugby
Meacock, John Arthnr, 25 Manor Road, Rugby
Mellor, Clarence Hedley, 18 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Millar, Stanley Jas, Belgrave, Clifton Road, Rugby
Mitchell, David, 24 Graham Road, Rugby
Mitchelson, Nathaniel Henry, 17 Corbett St, Rugby
Monckton, Harry Charles, 21 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Montgomery, Nell, 56 Manor Road, Rugby
Morgan, John, Crick
Morgan, William George, 62 Windsor Street, Rugby
Morton, Frank Harold, 9 Northcote Road, Rugby
Mucklow, Joseph Edwin, 37 Wood Street, Rugby
Muddiman, Francis Albert, West Haddon
Neal, Charles, 92 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Needham, William Harry, 72 Park Road, Rugby
Newton, Bertram, 15 Park Road, Rugby
Noon, Percy William, 131 Bath Street, Rugby
Noon, Samuel Herbert, 134 Bath Street, Rugby
Norman, Percy, 15 York Place, Rugby
Oakley, John, 5 Grosvenor Street, Wolverhampton
Orland, Thomas, High Street, West Haddon
Pacey, Charles Edward, Newbold-on-Avon
Painton, Cecil James, 26 Acacia Grove, Rugby
Parish, Charles Henry, 130 Bath Street, Rugby
Pearson, Joseph, Marton
Pennefold, Leonard, 21 King Edward Rd, Rugby
Pitham, Harry, 21 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Pitham, John Thomas, 31 Pinfold Street, New Bilton
Pitts, Joe, 108 Claremont Road; Rugby
Pluthero, Cecil, 83 Clifton Road, Rugby
Poole, Jeremiah Chas, 18 Little Elborow Street, Rugby
Powell, John, 76 Craven Road, Rugby
Powers, Lewis, Clifton
Prentice, Francis John, 176 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Pringle, Bruce, 108 Claremont Road, Rugby
Prior, Charles Gordon, 7 Kimberley Road, Rugby
Rainbow, Gilbert William, Hillmorton Wharf
Randall, Edgar Mortimer, Bitteswell
Randle, John Harold, Bitteswell
Rankin, Stanley, 116 Bath Sheet, Rugby
Rawlings, Wilfred, Station House, Charwelton
Reeves, John Clarence, 14 Craven Road, Rugby
Reynolds, Mark Jas Bertram, 78 Oxford St, Rugby
Richards, Albert James, 6 Paradise Street, Rugby
Ridley, Fredk Samuel, 2 St John Street, Rugby
Ridley, John, 92 Abbey Street, Rugby
Ridley, Thomas, 92 Abbey Street, Rugby
Roberts, Wm Henry, 24 Murray Road, Rugby
Robertson, Alex Fullerton, 27 Murray Road, Rugby
Robinson, Herbert Harry, Newbold-on-Avon
Robinson, Maurice Edgar, Catthorpe
Robinson, Ridbd Wilmot, 52 King Edward Rd, Rugby
Rose, James Ashby, 36 Manor Road, Rugby
Rossiter, John Herbert, 17 Victoria Street, Rugby
Rowbotham, Fk Sydney, 43 Lr Hillmorton Rd, Rugby
Roxbee, Arthur Edwin, 60 Pennington. Street, Rugby
Russell, Harold John, 61 Abbey Street, Rugby
Sail, Edwin Charles, 8 South Street, Rugby
Sanders, Laurentz Wm, Buckby Wharf
Satchell, Wm Fredk Watson, 94 Park Road, Rugby
Saunders, John, 128 Wood Street, Rugby
Seamons, Arthur Stephen, Daventry Road, Dunchurch
Seaton, Albert Edward, 2 Pinfold Street, New Bilton
Sebs, Claude Theodore, 56 Bath Street, Rugby
Shanahan, James Cyril, 4 Manor Road, Rugby
Shipman, Walter, Chapel Street, Lutterworth
Siddons, John Walter, Queen Street, West Bromwich
Smith,. John Vincent, Easenhall
South, Raymond Mark, 31 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Southwell, Geo Henry Jas, 28 Claremont Road, Rugby
Spark, Richard Wilfred, 1 Lodge Road, Rugby
Spencer, Alfred Bert, 174 Oxford Street, Rugby
Spencer, James Bartlett, 94 Wood Street, Rugby
Spreadbury, Harry, 7 Lodge Road, Rugby
Squires, Francis John, 145 Claremont Road, Rugby
Steele, Albert William, 54 Windsor Street, Rugby
Steele, Frank Weir, 152 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Stevenson, Edward Ernest, 15 Kimberley Road, Rugby
Stevenson, Thos Henry, 98 Lawford Road, Rugby
Stocks, Frank, 29 James Street, Rugby
Sutton, Edwd Geo Bromwich, 48 Windsor Street, Rugby
Taylor, Charles William, 28 King Street, Rugby
Taylor, William, 92 Murray Road, Rugby
Terry, Frank, 107 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Thompson, Thos Andrew, 174 Lawford Road, New Bilton
Tilley, Horace, Church Street, Clifton
Towers, Percy, Crick
Towler, William Herbert, 23 High Street, Rugby
Tudor, Horace, 8 Sandown Road, Rugby
Tudor, Walter James, 8 Sandown Road, Rugby
Twite, Reginald, 22 Plowman Street, Rugby
Tyers, Henry Percy. 19 Chapel Street, Rugby
Underwood, Walter Henry, Hillmorton Locks
Vale, Edmund Wm, 35 Temple Street, Rugby
Wallace, Charles James, 61 Bridget Street, Rugby
Wallace, Essan, 58 King Edward Road, Rugby
Warington, James, Bryn Euryn, Bilton
Warland, Harold Joseph, Crick
Warner, Sam, Stockton
Washbrook, Herbert, 27 Pinfold Street, New Bilton
Watkiss, Art Douglas, 80 King Edward Rd, Rugby
Watson, George, 95 South Street, Rugby
Watson, John James, 32 Albert Street, Rugby
Webb, Arthur Edward, 16 Alexandra Road, Rugby
Webb, Aubrey William, Ullesthorpe
West, Fredk Osborne, 8 Bridget Street, Rugby
Wheatley, Sam, Bilton
White, Archibald Harry, 12 Lodge Road, Rugby
Widdowson, Rowland, 24 Manor Road, Rugby
Williams, Ralph Walter James, 44 Newbold Rd, Rugby
Wills, John William, 26 Essex Street, Rugby
Winham, Bertie, 6 Chester Street, Rugby
Wolstenholm, Henry, Bolton, Lancs.
Wood, Albert Bowen, 5 Duke Street, Rugby
Wood, Arthur, Boughton Road, Rugby
Wright, Thomas William, Willey
Zeigler, Frank Herbert, 59 Campbell Street, New Bilton

Adey, John Henry, 85 Craven Read, Rugby
Bazeley, George Henry, 8 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Bennett, Wm James, 44 Craven Road, Rugby
Britnell, John, 9 Newbold Road, Rugby
Brookes, Samuel James, Flecknoe
Buggins, Walt Hbt, 17 New Station, Rugby
Burrows, Chas Laurence, 38 Campbell Road, Bilton
Capell, Thomas Richard, Brinklow
Chalk, Arthur, 43 Avenue Road, New Bilton
Cleaver, Joseph, Jessamine Cottage, Yelvertoft
Cole, Fredk George, 58 Campbell Street, New Bilton
Cook, Edward, Long Buckby
Cox, Chas Benjamin, The Green, Long Lawford
Darling, William, 82 Murray Road, Rugby
Davis, Harry, High Street, Hillmorton
Day, Fredk William, 37 Bridget Street, Rugby
Dean, Edwin Jesse, 111 Wood Street, Rugby
Desney, John, 111A Clifton Road, Rugby
East, Henry James, 7 Graham Road, Rugby
Fawkes, Ernest, 46 Campbell Street, New Bilton
Fazakerley, John Hall, 24 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Flavell, William, Harborough Magna
Franklin, James, 78 Windsor Street, Rugby
French, Francis Robert, 95 Cambridge Street, Rugby
Garbelt, Joseph Henry, 16 Bridget Street, Rugby
Garner, Thomas, 30 Newland Street, New Bilton
Gentles, Robert, 49 Pinfold Street, New Bilton
Girling, Walter Edward, The Green, Dunchurch
Hancox, William, 28 Plowman Street, Rugby
Head, George, 50 Winfield Street, Rugby
Hickman, Albert, Harborough Magna
Hobbs, Chas Fredk, 52 Pennington Street, Rugby
Horsman, Harry, Dunchurch
Howe, Harold Wm Walter, Browsover Road, Newbold
Howe, Walter James, 37 Rowland Street, Rugby
Hurlstone, Edwin Thomas, 19 Clarence Road, Rugby
Jennings, Arthur Henry, Dunchurch
Jolley, Charles Wm, 8 Warwick Street, Rugby
Jones, Charles, 36 Sandown Road, Rugby
Kempton, John, 156 Murray Road, Rugby
Kendall, Samuel, Bilton
King, Charles, 47 Union Street, Rugby
King, Sidney, 28 Newland Street, New Bilton
Mason, Harry, 3 Warwick Street, Rugby
Mercer, Thomas, 10 Argyle Street, Rugby
Messling, Basil Claude, 108 Abbey Street, Rugby
Miller, James, 78 Abbey Street, Rugby
Parnell, Wm Cotterell, 44 Clifton Road, Rugby
Peasgood, Ernest Walter, 11 Campbell St, New Bilton
Pebody, Frank Schofield, 22 Union Street, Rugby
Reynolds, Ernest Wm, 18 Dunchurch Road, Rugby
Rose, Edward, 44 Pinfold 8treet, Rugby
Rossiter, Albert Henry, 2 Rowland Street, Rugby
Rowe, John George, Barby
Scivens, Ed James, 59 Sandown Road, Rugby
Sewell, Harry Thos, The Cottage, Clifton Manor, Rugby
Shorthose, William, Hillmorton Paddox
Simpson, Geo, 58 Campbell Street, New Bilton
Sinclair, Fredk James, Newbold-on-Avon
Smith, Herbert Reginald, 38 South Street, Rugby
Smith, Jas Henry, 6 Alexandra Road, Rugby
Stansbridge, James, The Rectory, Harborough Magna
Stopps, Harry Ernest, 75 Sandown Road, Rugby
Stott, Albert Edwd, 3 Corbett Street Rugby
Sumner, George, 4 Campbell Street, New Bilton
Sutton, Walter, 8 Windsor Street, Rugby
Teal, Thos Wilfred, The Gardens, Street Ashton House
Terry, Benjamin, 58, Manor Road, Rugby
Tomes, Walter, 9 Alexandra Road, Rugby
Turnbull, Robert Fredk, 37 Benn Street, Rugby
Turner, Charles, 29 Rowland Street, Rugby
Vears, Harry, Hampstead House, Newbold-on-Avon
Ward, Anthony John, 34 Claremont Road, Rugby
Ward, Wm Arthur, 21 East Street, Rugby
Ward, Wm Irvine, The Cottage, Lower Hillmorton
Watkin, Algernon, Hillmorton Paddox
Waugh, Geottt Wm, 127 Grosvenor Road, Rugby
Webb, Wm Bryan, Newbold-on-Avon
Wellbourne, Wm Edwd, 83 Railway Terrace, Rugby
White, William Herbert, Kilsby
White, William, 35 Graham Road, Rugby
Wilkinson, Alfred, 52 Railway Terrace, Rugby
Woodcock, Charles Leonard, 42 Dale Street, Rugby
Wootton, Arthur, Hillmorton Paddox
Wootton, Henry, 74 York Street, Rugby


Burden, R, 94 Oxford Street, Rugby
Burden, J T, Lodge Farm, Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Quarterman, W Stretton-on-Dunsmore


Of the nearly 200 this week enlisted under the Group System, 75 per cent are single men. A large percentage have been rejected, but this is due to the fact that many, who were aware that they could not join the Army, have applied to be attested in order to protect themselves from being branded as slackers. The numbers attested each day were :—Friday 31, Saturday 42, Monday 48, Tuesday 32, Wednesday 35.