100 years ago: First World War Wound

The Preston Herald reported on 16 June, 1917, that Private H Walne L.N.L (Loyal North Lancashire Regiment) had been wounded. “Pte Herbert Walne, L.N.L, whose parents reside in George Street, Longridge, has been wounded in the arm, and is in hospital in Chatham. He was called up in the early part of 1916 and has been […]

100 years ago today: British Farmers’ Red Cross Fund

The British Farmers Red Cross Fund usually raised money through agricultural sales, with profits going towards various schemes – such as providing ambulances – and supporting hospitals. According to the Red Cross, the fund received a total of £1,024,808 19s 2d. One such sale took place in Harleston on 16 May, 1917. The local committee […]

One hundred years ago today: a WWI death confirmed

From the Framlingham Weekly News, 28 April, 1917: The death announced in our last issue of 2nd-Lieut. H.G.Walne, second son of Mr and Mrs Walne, Kettleburgh Hall [my Great Great Uncle], is officially confirmed. We are indebted to the bereaved parents for the following particulars of his career :- After finishing his education, Mr Walne entered […]

100 years ago today: Framlingham Volunteers

Published in the Framlingham Weekly News on 20 January 1917, Henry George Walne appeared giving a vote of thanks for ‘a very pleasant evening’… Volunteer Prize Distribution at Framlingham A handicap shooting competition was held by the Framlingham Volunteers at Christmas, and, thank[s] to the generosity of their friends, each of the sixty-two competitors received a […]