|The Rushden Echo Friday 9 June 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Sailor - Lost on the 'Hampshire' - Death at the Post of Duty
It is with great regret we have to announce that Seaman George A Tailby, son of Mr and Mrs C Tailby, of 21 Midland-road, Rushden, has been lost with the crew of HMS Hampshire, on which ship Lord Kitchener and his staff met their fate.
Seaman Tailby joined the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war, being only 15 years old at the time, and after a period of training on the training ship Impregnable, joined HMS Hampshire, an armoured cruiser.
The young sailor has been home seven times since joining the Navy and has made many friends in Rushden.
Regrettable as is the loss of so young a sailor, it may be remembered by his relatives and friends with pride that he died at the post of duty, and by the side of England's greatest soldier. Nothing can of course, do must to temper the blow that has fallen on the bereaved family, but the knowledge of the widespread sympathy that is felt with them in theirs as a melancholy consolation.