|The Rushden Echo Friday 12 October 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Man Killed in Action - Private Herbert A Neville
It is with regret that we report that Mrs H A Neville of 38, Moor-road, Rushden has received unofficial news of the dearth in action of her husband, Pte Herbert Allen Neville, of the Machine Gun Corps. A comrade, Pte Cowper, of Desborough, writes that Pte Neville was killed instantaneous on the morning of September 26th, and that he was given a decent burial the same night. Pte Cowper returned the deceased soldier's pocket book.
The late Pte Neville, who was formerly in the employ of Messrs. Skeeles & Sons, boot manufacturer, Rushden, was a son of Mr J Neville, bespoke boot manufacturer, Robinson-road, Rushden, and a brother Mr W J A Neville, newspaper agent and tobacconist, High-street, Rushden. The deceased soldier joined the Northants Regiment last January and proceeded to the Western front in July.
|The Wellingborough News Friday 12 October 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Our of Roll of Honour - Heavy Casualties in the Great Push - Rushden Gunner Killed
We regret to record the death in action of Pte H A Neville, of the Machine Gun Corps. The deceased soldier was the husband of Mrs Neville, of Moor-road, Rushden, and son of Mr J Neville, boot manufacturer, of Robinson-road, Rushden, and brother of Mr W J Neville, printer, of High-street, Rushden. He joined the Northants Regiment last January and went to France in July. He saw much fighting, and was killed so a comrade reported, on September 26th. The deepest sympathy will be felt for his relatives.