Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Linslade Soldier a Prisoner in Germany

St. Barnabas Church and recreation ground, Linslade c.1906 [Z50/74/1]

Wednesday 3rd October 1917: Mr. and Mrs. George Read of 39 Old Road, Linslade, have received a postcard from their son Frederick telling them that he is now a prisoner at Limburg in Germany. Private Read was a bugler in the St. Barnabas Church Lads’ Brigade and worked as a cleaner on the railway before he was called up last February. Soon after his 19th birthday he was sent to France and transferred to the Inniskillin Regiment. A fellow soldier wrote to Private Read’s parents informing them that their son had been wounded on August 16th and had probably been taken prisoner by the Germans. Another Linslade soldier, Private Page of Wing Road, was wounded in the same fighting.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer 2nd October 1917

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