Looking at the soldiers

One little boy from Sonning was late for school when he was distracted by the sight of local soldiers.

9th September 1915

John Cox came in too late to get his mark. He said that he had the ear-ache but he had been looking at the soldiers.

Children at Bracknell Church of England Primary School, meanwhile, discovered they would be losing a staff member to the Armed Forces.  The headmaster recorded in the school’s log book on 9 September 1914: 

Mr A. A. Penwill is absent this afternoon. He is seeking to join the army until the war is over.

Sonning Girls and Infants School log book (89/SCH/1/4, p, 265); Bracknell CE Primary School log book (C/EL45/3, p.349)

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