Exemplary behaviour of soldiers in Newbury

Newbury welcomed soldiers billeted in the town.

We ought not to forget at this time that the C.L.B. [Church Lads’ Brigade] has supplied from its old members over a thousand men to His Majesty’s Forces.

The Yeomanry have now left their encampment on the Race-Course, and have gone into billets in the town and neighbourhood, those in Newbury being the Worcestershires, the Red Cross, and A.S.C. We are glad to be able to testify to the exemplary behaviour of the men, during all the time they have been about here: and we are glad to know that the townspeople have behaved in a hospitable way towards them: it is the least that we can do for men who have sacrificed so much to fight our battles for us. Let us not forget to pray for them, both now and when they are called abroad. It has been splendid to see and hear the large body of men in uniform at the Sunday evening’s services.

Newbury st Nicolas parish magazine, November 1914 (D/P89/28A/13)

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