News of Holbeach, Kirton and Deeping St James soldiers

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News had reached Holbeach that Pte Arthur Allen, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, had been killed in action in France in 1915.

Arthur was formerly an assistant in Mr Curtis’s shop, and was a nephew of Mr and Mrs William Holland of Holbeach.

In the same newspaper it was reported that another Deeping St James soldier, Pte F Adcock, of the Northamptonshire Regiment, had died.

Lance-corporal George Smith, of Kirton, had been awarded the DCM for conspicuous conduct at Neuve Chapelle.