|Rushden Echo & Argus, 24th July 1942, transcribed by Kay Collins
Raunds Gunner Missing
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Seamarks, of 3 Westfields, Raunds, have received news that their son Gunner Fred Seamarks, who has been serving for two years in the Middle East, has been reported “missing.” Gunner Seamarks joined the Royal Artillery nine months before he was sent abroad and was formerly employed by Messrs. Blandson Ltd., heel manufacturers, of Stanwick. He is aged 25, and is an old boy of the Raunds Council School.
Rushden Echo & Argus, 16th March 1945
Wounded Twice in Six Months
A Raunds soldier, Trooper E. Butler, who is serving on the Italian front, has been wounded twice in six months. Trooper Butler was wounded in both arms last September, and now his parents, Mr, and Mrs. J. Butler, of Barn Close, have received official intimation that he has been wounded again. Tpr. Butler has been serving with the Royal Armoured Corps in Italy since last May. He joined the Army in December, 1941, and went to North Africa the following April, serving throughout the Tunisian campaign. Educated at Raunds Council School, he was before joining the colours a clicker employed by Messrs. J Horrell and Son, Raunds, and a member of the Home Guard.