While some men were proudly going off to war 100 years ago, there were regular reports of local men who had been wounded and killed.
Pte G F Moule, pictured, son of the Sutton Bridge stationmaster, had just gone off on active service in 1915.
He was attached to the East Anglian Field Artillery.
However, in the same newspaper were the reports of the deaths of two Deeping youths, both of whom were well-known locally.
Pte Herbert Tooley, of the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment, had died in hospital from wounds received in the spring.
Pte A Clark, of the East Surrey Regiment, had died in hospital of wounds received in action in Flanders. Tragically, his brother had been killed the previous autumn.