1917

January

The Government intensified their efforts to enlist more men and issue measures to get the “Slackers” out of the Pits
Several Soldiers die as a result of Shells bursting in the trenches including a 21 year old and two Conisbrough men when a shell exploded and killed 7 men and a offcer
At home the area is collecting funds to help displaced Belgians and another miner is killed at Cadeby and his workmate loses fingers
There are Court cases over an illtreated wife, a gambling row and a father is censured after his daughters steal
and a eight year old dies with pneumonia and rickets after a vain search for a doctor

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February

In 1917 a Conisborough Milkman relates his incredible experience after his ship is torpedoed and he survives while his comrades are drowning around him
A Denaby Sergeant writes from the scene of V.C. exploits and there’s promotion for a Gallipoli campaigner
At home a grocer commits suicide from the Bow bridge and a Conisbrough man has his gun confiscated,
The schools are closed for measles, another child is burned to death and a Denaby hairdresser absconds with 4 hair clippers and 2 razors.

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March

March Stories include:
Attempt to find a Scapegoat
Row about a Rug – Woman’s alleged Rough Handling
Spotted Fever – Case reported at Denaby
Soldiers:
Bagshawe, Richard – Interred Bandmaster (picture)
Bird, Harry – Band Sergeant in Regimental Band (picture)
Branston, Tom – Denaby Band Member
Nicholson, Winter – Gallant Conisbrough Officer dies of Wounds
Rosser W.E. – Commission for Conisbrough Soldier
Stones, Lionel – Denaby Man Honoured
Watson, Percy – Training for a Commission

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April

April Stories include
Denaby Sergeant’s Sad Homecoming
Soldiers:
Butcher R. – Military Medal for Conspicuous Bravery – Killed in Action
Egan, Thomas – Pony Driver presumed killed
Ellis, Harry – D.C.M. for work at Bullecourt
Higgins H. – Soldiers Self Sacrifice
Rudd F.W. – Denaby NCO’s Account of the Fighting
Westwood C – Missing believed killed
Wright S. – Double Honour for Denaby Man
Wounded; Bagnall P., Brady J., Burton R., Taylor S., Williams John

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May

May Stories include
Farm Servant’s Death
Girl Shot – Strange Affair at Hill Top
Soldiers:
Ball S. – Stretcher Bearer killed in Action
Cross W. – Killed in Action in Mesopotamia
Watson, Sydney – Muffled Peal from Parish Church

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June

June Stories include:
Conisbrough Volunteers – Camp at Thoresby
Soldiers:
Atkinson A.E. – D.C.M. for good work in the field
Burton H. – Died of Wounds
Pownall G. – Killed digging dugout
Wall Fred – Killed in Action

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December

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