“It is wonderful how the poor have given, when prices are so high”

Even the poor were willing to give what they could to assist men disabled by their war service. The Royal Star and Garter Home was a home for the most severely affected, housed in a former pub called the Star & Garter in Richmond, Surrey, which was opened in January 1916. It still exists, although in different premises.

The collection for the Star and Garter Fund for totally disabled soldiers and sailors was a great success. Mrs. Cowie was able from the collections sent in to her to forward £10 3s., while other sums collected in Clewer brought the whole amount to £35. A letter of acknowledgement was received from the local Secretary, who writes: “I can’t thank you enough for the splendid help your Parish has given. Do thank them. It is wonderful of them to give so well. I am so grateful to all the collectors.” It is wonderful how the poor have given, when prices are so high.’

IN MEMORIAM.
We regret to have to record the death of Sergt. Fountain, 16, Newington Place. He was killed in action last month, and leaves a widow with five young children. She has received several kind letters of sympathy from the Chaplain and others who knew him at the front, which show how much he was respected by all who knew him.’

Towards the end of September, it is proposed to hold a small Sale of Work and other articles towards the expenses of the Clewer Bandage Society. The price of bandaging has increased, but by means of the Sale it is hoped that the work of the Society may be carried on during the winter.

Clewer St Andrew parish magazine, Seotember 1916 (D/P39/28A/9)

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