1918

1918 January 11 Cambridge Independent Press

3 months exemption for Mr H Hammond (33), hay trusser, who has 2 incapable dependents (father & sister), and is living at the Old English Gentleman where his wife is the manager

1918 January 25 Cambridge Independent Press

On  leave from the front, Cadets W Sadler, V Northrop, Corporal Eric Haylock, Ptes P J Newling, F Collins, W Starling, Len Wisbey ). Arthur Northrop, just turned 18, has joined the RNAS.

1918 February 1 Cambridge Independent Press

Harston church collection for the Red Cross: £8 2s 1d

1918 February 5 Cambridge Daily News

Exemption granted to Bertie Northrop until 1/6.

1918 February 15 Cambridge Independent Press

Prisoners-of-war fund collection, £21 18s 4d.

1918 February 22 Cambridge Independent Press

Sgt. C Willers is on leave from France, he has seen hard service, and looks thin; his brother, Sgt GE Willers is currently serving in France. Cpl. Eric Haylock has returned badly wounded. Others on leave include F Lawrance SBA, Pte E Chapman, F Northrop, W Gatward, F Coillins, J Ashby. Pte Claude Chapman is also expected to come home, as his father is very ill, and his brother, Pte Elliott Chapman is already back from Italy. Pte W Starling, who recently lost his father, is also expected home.

1918 May 24 Cambridge Independent Press

Temporary exemption (Grade 3, for 6 mo) from call-up, E M J Ilsey (20 y), secretary to a friendly society (Chesterton Tribunal).

1918 June 14 Cambridge Independent Press, June 13 Cambridge Daily News

Military Cross awarded to Captain WL Smith Worcester Regiment. He is the youngest son of Mr & Mrs T Smith, and went to France in Ocrtober 1914, he was wounded, and is missing since April 15.

1918 June 28 Cambridge Independent Press

Sgt GE Willers, of the Suffolk Regiment Rifle Brigade, sustained a foot injury and is now in hospital in France.

1918 July 12 Cambridge Independent Press

A collection by schoolchildren for the VAD hospital (sale of vegetables etc) raised £4 10s 8d, and a house-to-house collection raised £4 12s 6d.

1918 July 15, 16, 19 Cambridge Independent Press, Cambridge Daily News

Mr H W Andreae, Harston, elected to Poultry Committee (Rations for Poultry, scheme).

1918 July 19, August 9 Cambridge Independent Press

Garden Fete in the grounds of The Manor House (Mr W T Rowley) in aid of the Red Cross Working Party Fund. Stalls of plain & fancy work, provisions, fruit, vegetables. Fish Pond & White Elephant Stall. Shakespearian recitations by Canon Baldwin, 2 concerts, Hoop-la, Bowls & other amsements. Decorated bicycles & perambulators. Mrs Wingate, vice-president of the No. 1 Division of the Red Cross Society will open it at 3 pm on July 25. Entry, 6d adults, 3d children, tea 3d.

1918 September 6, 13 Cambridge Independent Press

Killed in action on August 24, William Harold Sadler of Harston, 2nd Lieutenant, London Regiment, ‘The Queen’s’. the youngest son of W C Sadler, ‘while leading his platoon in a successful attack’. He had been a schoolmaster at Harston School from April 1912, joining the Royal Naval Division in October 1916, gaining a commission in June 1917, then trained as an officer with the 5th O.C.B. at St John’s College, after which he joined The Queen’s Regiment. Mrs Sadler is unable to answer every letter of condolence, and begs to thank all those who have expressed their sympathy.

1918 September 27 Cambridge Daily News

Harvest festival service with sermon by the Rector, Rev W. Ellison; collection for Addenbrookes raised more than £3. Pte CT Rayner, who is home on leave, played the organ.

1918 October 8 Cambridge Daily News

Captain RG Jude  died of the flu in Glasgow; his body was brought to Harston for burial, Rev. Baldwin officiating at the funeral.

1918 December 3, 6, 13 Cambridge Daily News, Cambridge Independent Press

Prisoners-of-war repatriated, Pte H W Docwra, Buffs, Pte T W Stocker, Mdx, Pte S Human, E. Surreys, Pte J Wilson, Pte R Northrop, 12th Suffolks.

1918 December 11 Cambridge Hospitals Chronicle 

Wordsworth Grove Hospital, Cambridge, has Newnham gymnasium lent to them for their massage and electrical department, a large, airy bright building where between 30 and 40 cases a day are treated men in hospital in the mornings, and out-patients and discharged soldiers in the afternoons from Swavesey, Newton, Harston, Duxford and outlying villages. The treatments are massage, galvanism and Faradism, radiant heat, hot air and ionisations and exercise. The work here, as in all other Red Cross Hospitals in the county, is carried on under the supervision of Miss Laven (of Harston), who has been untiring in her efforts on behalf of the wounded ever since the outbreak of war.

1918 December 27 Cambridge Independent Press

Funeral, Sarah Ann Jude, 73 y. Mourners included Mr W G Jude (nephew), and Mrs Chapman & Mrs Jackson (nieces). Pte A Jude (son) was on active service and could not attend.

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