Tuesday 10 May 2016

Patriotism and Pluck

Wednesday 10th May 1916: The patriotism and pluck of Eli Loveridge of Biggleswade would, we think, take some beating. Formerly he belonged to the 2nd Bedfords and came from Africa in the Autumn of 1914 proceeding later to Belgium. He fought at Ypres etc. and eventually was badly wounded in the ankle. After a lengthy spell in hospital he was discharged from the Army as medically unfit and was granted a pension. During recent months the injured foot has got much better and at the end of April Loveridge surrendered his claim to pension and joined the 3rd Bedfords. He is now at Landguard

Source: Bedfordshire Times 12th May 1916

No comments:

Post a Comment