Several farmers at Hungerford would employ Prisoners of War

Some local farmers wanted to use PoWs to alleviate labour shortages.

20th March 1918

A letter from Mr J. Alexander was read saying that several farmers at Hungerford would employ Prisoners of War especially if the Guardians could see their way to board and lodge them. It was decided that the application be not granted as there is no accomodation in the workhouse for Prisoners of War.

Hungerford Board of Guardians minutes (G/H1/39, p. 388)

A war bereavement

There was sad news for a Reading teacher.

27th April 1917
Mrs Alexander left school at 10.5 owing to a War Bereavement.

Reading St Giles Boys School log book (R/ES2/9, p. 247)