|Rushden Echo, 14th August, 1914, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Church Lads Brigade
Letters from Field Marshal Lord Grenfell, governor and commandant of the C.L.B. were received by Capt. F. J. Simpson (Higham) and Capt. A. T. Nichols (Rushden), on Sunday morning to the effect that he had offered the C.L.B. for the disposal of His Majesty’s Government, and requesting them to report themselves at the Territorial headquarters, Northampton, on Monday morning. Captains Simpson and Nichols complied with the order and furnished details regarding the number of lads over 17 years of age in each company willing to serve. We understand that there were 19 from Higham and 22 from Rushden. These, if called upon, will in all probability be attached to the Territorial forces. Members of the Rushden C.L.B. went on Monday to Northampton, and are stationed at various bridges on guard to relieve the men now allotted to that task.