Pray for the good hand of God upon us in the war

More Earley men had joined up, while churchgoers across the county were urged to pray for army chaplains.

THE BISHOP’S MESSAGE
The following extracts are from the Bishop’s message in the October Diocesan magazine:
Your prayers are specially asked

For the National Mission….
For the good hand of God upon us in the war.
For the chaplains to the forces, especially those from this diocese.
For the wounded in hospital, especially those in this diocese, and those who minister to them…
For the supply of candidates for Holy orders, especially from among those now serving as soldiers.

LIST OF MEN SERVING IN HIS MAJESTY’S FORCES

The following additional names have been added to our prayer list:

William Waite, William Wright, Harry Cartwright, James Maxwell, Edwin Jerome, Harold White, Lionel Dunlop, Brian Dunlop, William Illsley, Albert Flower, Tom Brooks, Harry Shepherd, Albert Andrews, Robert Lewis, Harry Longshaw, Horace Gilbert, George Stacey, Maurice Love.

In addition to those already mentioned we especially commend the following to your prayers:

Killed: Alfred Bolton, Percy Howlett, Ralph Hayes Sadler.
Died: Harry Stevens.
Wounded: Jack Howlett, Percy Hamilton, George Bungay, Sidney Saunders, Leonard Rixon, Frank Jones.
Sick: William Fisher, Sidney Farmer.

Earley parish magazine, October 1916 (D/P191/28A/31/10)

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A great success

The Soldiers’ Club in Newbury was a great success, and about to outgrow its premises. William Mount, the local MP, was the great grandfather of outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Soldiers’ Club in the Pelican Yard has proved a great success under the care of the promoters and managers, not to forget Mr and Mrs Johnson and their family who have been most kind in helping. Mr Johnson has most generously let us have the room free of charge, but it will be let at the beginning of this month, when we hope to move to premises not far off.

We are very glad to hear that our Member of Parliament, Mr W A Mount, has made such a good recovery from his very serious illness on France.

Since our last issue several more Newbury lads have given up their lives for their country. May they receive an Eternal Reward for their self-sacrifice. We think with affectionate gratitude of:

Alfred John Aldridge
William James Piddington
Walter Clarke
Cecil Taylor
and
Guy Leslie Harold Gilbert.

Let us remember our Lord’s words: “He that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.”

Newbury parish magazine, September 1916 (D/P89/28A/13)

Kicked by a horse

Two Newbury soldiers had been wounded.

THE WAR

One of our Bell-ringers, Charles Whitehorn, has been wounded in France, and prayers were asked for him in Church on January 16th. Harry Neville Gilbert has been kicked by a horse. We trust that they are both going on well.

Newbury parish magazine, February 1916 (D/P89/28A/13)