Extracts from Newspapers re Palterton 1918

1918.  5 January.  Derbyshire Times.  Page 6 Col.1.
Bolsover, Shuttlewood, Scarcliffe, Palterton and District.
"Give credit where credit is due" is the theme of the protest of a Palterton correspondent who takes exception to the heading in our report last week of the presentation of the D.C.M. to Sgt. J. Gandy of the 1st. Leicester Regt.

The heading conveyed the impression that Sgt. Gandy is a Carr Vale man, and our correspondent rightly emphasises the fact that for the last four years the gallant soldiers home has been in Palterton.

Palterton is particularly fond of the achievements of it's soldiers.  Few villages have striven so consistently and with such complete success to promote the comfort and well being of our fighting men and their dependants and the gathering held in honour of Sgt. Gandy demonstrated the enthusiasm of Mr W.H.Bradshaw, the Hon. Sec. of the local Soldiers Christmas Fund.

1918.  25 May.  Derbyshire Times
Give credit where credit is due.
Continuing as above.

1918.  Saturday 13 October.  page 8.  Col.3.  Derbyshire Times.
Bolsover Casualties.
We have this week to record the sacrifice of another British soldier, Private George Richards, North Staffs. Regt. who fell in action in France on August 29, aged 43 years.
Private Richards joined up at the beginning of the war.  He was discharged, however and returned to civilian life but in November 1915, he re-enlisted and went to France in June of the following year.  Deceased, who formerly worked at Glapwell Colliery, has one son in the army.  His wife and younger child live at 51 Shuttlewood Road, Bolsover.

1918.  Saturday 19 October.  page 5.  Col.5.  Derbyshire Times.
A Fractured Spine.  Haulage Lad fatally injured at Glapwell. Though illegal to ride on a tub in the pit, it being in breach of the Coal Mines Act, Percy Marsden, a rope hand at Glapwell Colliery, did so, with the unfortunate result that he received fatal injuries. The facts as elicited at the Inquest at the Chesterfield Hospital.

No more items of interest to 31.12. 1918.

Extracts from Newspapers re Palterton 1918


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