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An epidemic of influenza

The dreadful flu epidemic hit Berkshire.

Abingdon
1918, 14th-18th October

There is an epidemic of influenza, poor attendance the whole of the week. Sent out notices of absence replies all reported illness. 103 more words

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Killed in an aeroplane accident

Not many workhouse boys can have risen to the heights of being an officer.

Oct 15th
Heard of the death of Frank Hopgood. He was a boarded out boy from Reading Union and had all his education at this school. 50 more words

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Closed on medical advice

Oct 15th

Received a telegram from the Education Secretary ordering the closing of the school on Medical Advice.

Riseley Common CE School, Swallowfield (C/EL99/3)

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Influenza has claimed several victims

Riseley Common
Oct 14th

Influenza has claimed several victims among the scholars. Nineteen children are absent…

Pm It was evident this morning that children were suffering from incipient stages of illness & four more are absent. 27 more words

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Blackberries are for soldiers only

Warfield children did their bit.

The Warfield School War Savings Association is progressing steadily, and the members at present have invested well over £400. The purchase of the 15/6 certificates, which in five years becomes £1 is a splendid investment, and the officials would greatly welcome new members; the minimum weekly investment is only sixpence. 73 more words

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Irish refuse to pay for postage

Irish internees protested against the censorship of their correspondence.

14 Oct 1918

The Irish prisoners stated today that after Monday the 21st they refused to pay for my postage of letters or parcels, as letters are not read here but sent in a covering letter to the Postal censor. 19 more words

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"Wilson is doubtless very able & clever but he is thorough American"

The Revd E C Glyn was concerned that the Americans should not dominate peace negotiations.

St Mary’s
Bramber
Sussex

Oct 14

My darling Ralph
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