1916

1916 January 14 Cambridge Independent Press

Harston & District Brotherhood meetings on January 5 and 9; tea in chapel schoolroom, songs, recitations, address, choruses by Sunday school pupils and and Band of Hope boys with Mabel Rodwell at the piano. Collection for the Hospital, the Blind Soldiers and the Soldiers Christmas Pudding funds.

1916 February 11 Cambridge Independent Press

Gunner E. Racker of the 35th Battery Royal Garrison Artillery is home on leave, having been at the front since August 1914. Mr Reginald Northrop has joined up as of last Wednesday.

1916 February 18 Cambridge Independent Press

Picture of Pte Edward Northrop who was killed in action whilst charging German trenches in October 1915.

1916 February 25 , March 3 Cambridge Independent Press

Application for (call-up) exemption on behalf of Mr TA Smith, 33, flour mill manager at Harston, ‘certified occupation’, ‘intricate machinery’, 2 brothers at the Front; absolute exemption granted.

1916 March 3 Cambridge Independent Press

Peter Thompson & Frank Wisbey have joined up; ?? Seagrave and Philip Thompson are to attend the Recruiting Office in Cambridge on 8/3 to be enlisted.

1916 March 17 Cambridge Independent Press

Brotherhood meeting, ‘men are still responding to the military call’, songs including ‘When our boys come home’ were sung

1916 March 17 Cambridge Independent Press

Jonathan Wisbey has applied for, and been given 3 months exemption for his son, Harry, horsekeeper & stockman of a 40 acre farm. 6 of his sons are ‘attested’ and one has been called up. Mr William Pearmain was refused exemption for William Mitham, 19y, bread baker, ‘his only assistant on whom he is dependent’. Likewise (24/3) exemption was denied to Arthur Pluck, who is working 175 acres of land in Harston

1916 April 28 Cambridge Independent Press

Egg collection (534 in Harston) for Addenbrookes. ‘Cigarette Club’  – cigarettes for local men on active service.

1916 May 5 Cambridge Independent Press

Memorial service by the pastor, Rev W Burnett, for Ptes C E Laman and Edward Northrop of Harston, both fatally wounded at the front. Sympathy was expressed to the bereaved families.                                                                                                                                                                                       Mr Valentine Northrop, after 4 months in hospital, now has a few days leave in Harston before returning to his regiment, he now ‘looks fairly fit’. Mr William Ines, a machine-gunner who has earned his stripes, is home on leave. Picture of Corporal VH Northrop, one of the frst to enlist from Harston, badly wounded in the arm at Hullock, now hospitalised in Doncaster.

1916 May 19 Cambridge Independent Press

Pte Frank Carter, home on leave, was saved from serious injury by his steel helmet.

1916 May 26 Cambridge Independent Press

Exemptions refused:  William A Jude, horseman on a 400 acre farm, appealed by his employer, Mr T Smith, and Joseph Jacklin (employed by Mr Howell), with many horses to look after.

1916 June 9 Cambridge Independent Press

Report headed ‘The Great Battle off Jutland Coast; German Fleet Crippled; Beatty Glorious Fight Against Fearful Odds; Mr Balfour At The Victory’: the following from Harston are ‘missing, believed drowned’ from the sinking of The Queen Mary: George Arthur Gordon Seaman (gunner), Edward Cook (only 18 men were saved from that ship’s loss).

1916 June 16 Cambridge Independent Press

Exemption refused: Mr RL Harradine, master builder who has only his father in his employment and no  contracts on at present. Mr Jonathan Wisbey, Fountain Farm, applied for his son Harry Wisbey who is his horseman and stockman on 40 acres of land. 4 mths granted

1916 June 16 Cambridge Independent Press

Teachers and scholars from Harston School have given wedding presents to Miss Mildred Ada Barkway, a teacher there for 4 years. Her new husband, Sergeant-Major HW Court was badly wounded on active service and is being treated at the Shelford hospital.                                      Home on leave: Pte Herbert Starr.- who had been in France since January. Looking well & fit and brought good news of local boys at the front. Formerly of Harston now Hauxton.                                                                                                                                                                                          Funeral: Mr Ives (of his 3 sons, one is wounded & recovering in France, the other 2 serving as soldier and sailor).                                                      Brotherhood, open air meeting. ‘On the eve of the traditional Harston Feast, perhaps at no time have the effects of the war been more plainly seen’.

1916 June 16 Cambridge Independent Press

Brotherhood, open air meeting. ‘On the eve of the traditional Harston Feast, perhaps at no time have the effects of the war been more plainly seen’

1916 July 28 Cambridge Independent Press

Lance-corporal John Burling of the Cambs Regiment was shot and killed on  17 July; a letter written by his platoon officer to his wife is printed here. He had been employed by Mr Thomas Smith at Harston Mill, and had lived in Harston all his life.

1916 August 25 Cambridge Independent Press

Corporal Percy Northrop, Suffoilk Regiment, was killed in action at Gommecourt on 1 July, a picture of him was published on 6/10.                       P.A Lee, R.E., son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Lee, was awarded the military medal for gallant devotion to duty.                                                                    Contrary to previous reports, Pte Jack Collins and Pte Johnny Wilson have not been killed, but captured as prisoners-of-war.                      Exemption granted to Ernest Whisken, horse-keeper, responsible for 6 horses.

1916 August 25 Cambridge Independent Press

Exemption granted to Ernest Whisken, horse-keeper, responsible for 6 horses.

1916 October 6  Cambridge Independent Press

Photo of Cpl. Percy Northrop,  Suffolk Rgt., killed in action on  1 July.                                                                                                                                Exemption granted (2 months) to Mr George Wright, 27, in charge of the horses on 97 acres land.

1916 October 13 Cambridge Independent Press

Harston residents were fined for breaching (house) lighting regulations, Mrs Agneta Holben’s lights ‘could be seen a half mile away’ (PC Martin), 10s fine. Mr Arthur Lant of THe Coach & Horses ‘was abusive’, fined £1. Mr Walter Marsh, farm foreman, fined 2s 6d. Mr Herbert Peters, horsekeeper, fined. Zeppelin raids ‘expected’.

1916 October 27 Cambridge Independent Press

Collection, door-to-door for Red Cross funds, £15, which was a record for a door-to-door collection.

1916 October 27 Cambridge Independent Press

Military exemption applications, H. Hammond, 32y, hay- and straw-trusser, of The Old English Gentleman, on the grounds that he was supporting hi blind father and epileptic sister, 4 mo. exemption granted. J Impey, 24y, flour packer, assisting in the working of a flour mill, 2 mo. exemption granted.

1916 November 3 Cambridge Independent Press

Exemption until 31/3/17: Harold  Wisbey, 34, horsekeeper & stockman.

1916 November 3 Cambridge Independent Press

130 eggs collected re National Egg Collection. Brotherhood meeting, special collection for ‘Soldiers’ Christmas Puddings Fund’, 25s collected.

1916 November 10 Cambridge Independent Press

Absolute exemption on medical grounds: TV Lawrence (29).

1916 December 22 Cambridge Independent Press

Military exemption applications, H. Hammond, 32y, hay- and straw-trusser, of The Old English Gentleman, on the grounds that he was supporting hi blind father and epileptic sister, 4 mo. exemption granted. J Impey, 24y, flour packer, assisting in the working of a flour mill, 2 mo. exemption granted.

1916 December 22 Cambridge Independent Press

British Farmers, gift to Red Cross Fund .

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