|The Rushden Echo Friday 21 December 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates
A Rushden Soldier Family - A South Africa War Veteran's Bereavement - Pte G Woodcroft Killed in Egypt
We are sorry to learn that Mrs H Woodcraft, of 102 High street south, Rushden, has received official news of the death in action in Egypt on November 27th of her youngest son, Pte George Woodcroft, of the Northants Regiment, at the age of 19 years.
The deceased soldier, who joined up at the age of 16 years, only went to Egypt in August last. He was formerly employed by Messrs. Robinson Bros, boot manufacturers, Rushden, and he was also a member of the Rushden Boy Scouts.
Mrs Woodcroft has another soldier son, viz., Corpl T J Woodcroft, of the Argyl and Sutherland Highlanders, who contracted sand-fly fever in Egypt, and who has been in hospital at Alexandria. He is now better and has rejoined his battalion.
The father, who is also an ex-solder, is one of the original Expeditionary Force, was wounded at the battle of Mons. He also fought in the South Africa war.
|Kettering Leader, 28th December 1917, transcribed by John Collins.
A Rushden Soldier Family
Mrs. H. Woodcroft, of 102, High-street South, Rushden, has received the sad news, officially, of the death of her youngest son, Pte. George Woodcroft, of the Northants Regiment. The deceased joined up at 16 years of age, and went to Egypt in August last. He was only 19 years of age, and was formerly a Boy Scout. The father is one of the original Expeditionary Force, and also served in South Africa. He was wounded at Mons.