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The Great War News from Lancaster in 1914
3rd October 1914
Seven Special Constables were sworn in at the Castle on Saturday.
Another Royal Lancaster Officer Killed
Among the officers reported killed in East Africa on Monday was Lieutenant (local Captain) E G M Thornycroft, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He was gazetted second-lieutenant of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment on August 16th, 1905, and Lieutenant on November 2nd 1907. He was selected for service in Africa, and became a lieutenant (local captain) of the 4th Battalion (Uganda) King’s African Rifles on December 30th, 1909, and company commander on May 30th May, 1912.
The Home Defence Battalion
Amongst the recruits of the new Home Defence Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment is Mr Spencer E. Barrow, architect, honorary treasurer of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, and a member of the Society of Friends. Major J W Wearing JP and Captain Herbert Satterthwaite have returned to the colours, and are drilling with the Home Defence Battalion, who have had several route marches this week. There are still a number of vacancies which must be filled before the battalion can relieve those going on foreign service.
Forthcoming Patriotic Concert
Mr J P Johnson, of Kendal, the well-known musical entrepreneur, has just received intimation from Madame Clara Butt and Mr Kennerley Rumford that they have decided to give the whole of the nett receipts of their forthcoming concert at Lancaster, to be held in the Ashton Hall on November 25th, to the Queen’s Work for Women Fund, and other War Relief Funds. A generous offer which still be heartily appreciated by the residents in the town and district.
A Revolver Swagger: Sequel to Sentry’s Challenge
On Monday, at the Borough Police Court, before the Mayor (Councillor
W Briggs) W Sharples, E Caldwell, W Hamer, J Moore, and E G Smith, Esqrs,
Alfred Wood, draughtsman, 11 Cromwell Road, was summoned for carrying a
revolver without a licence on August 8th – Mr Nevillr Holden defended,
The Wagon Works Prison
Last weekend a change was made in the personnel of the guard employed to protect alien prisoners at the old Wagon Works. Hitherto the work has been done by a strong detachment of the 3rd Battalion, Welsh Fusiliers (Special Reserve), but a considerable number of the Fusiliers have now been transferred elsewhere, their places taken by a company of the National Reserve from Manchester – a very fine type of old soldiers. A company of the Lancaster National Reserves Battalion is in training for similar service either at the Wagon Works or elsewhere. On Sunday some of the prisoners began squabbling amongst themselves, with the result that four of them were brought before the Commandant, and ordered three days solitary confinement, the police cells at the Town Hall being loaned for the purpose.
The German Prisoners
On Tuesday, about 107 German and Austrian prisoners at the Detention
Camp, Caton Road, were transferred to the Isle of Man Camp. They are
reported to have been the better class prisoners.
New Royal Lancaster Colonels
Amongst the appointments to command battalion of Earl Kitchener’s New
Army, the Gazette includes the name of Lieutenant Colonel Geo W C
Knatchbull, late of the Indian Army, to the 6th (Service) Battalion,
vice Major H P Creagh-Osborne, who was, up to the outbreak of the war,
commander of the Bowerham Depot.
Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time. Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions. An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.
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