A Bourne policeman’s four patriotic sons were pictured in these newspapers in 1915.
They were Sgt Horace Brighton, who had been severely wounded at the front and reported missing. Nothing had been heard of him for a year.
The second son, Harry, was the only one to decide on a sea-faring life and was a stoker on a warship.
The third son, Pte Cecil Brighton, belonged to the 7th Lincs Regiment and was serving at the front, where he had recently escaped a shell burst close to him.
The youngest son was Pte Leslie Brighton, who was also “imbued with the patriotic family instinct”. He was in training with the Territorial Force (2/4th Lincoln Regiment) at St Alban’s.