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Quorn family's record - 1915

Loughborough Herald - 28th January 1915

The family of Squires, the eldest of whom, Ambrose Squires, is with the urban district council of Quorn, has a proud record, for all his brothers are serving with the Colours, and his sisters have married soldiers. Ambrose, who is 46, had 13 years in the Army Service Corps, and went through the Boer War. The second brother, William, was originally in the 1st Leicesters, and finished his service and reserve time. He was living at Birmingham when the war broke out, and the call of the drum was too strong and he enlisted again, this time in the Gloucestershire Regiment, and has gone out to France. He was in the Boer War, and at the siege of Ladysmith, being wounded twice. The third brother, Harry, is like his elder, in the Army Service Corps, and was a reservist called up for service and is now in France. Last week he was able to get leave and came to Quorn, retuning last Wednesday to France.

The next brother, Fred, was out in France, where he was a jockey. When war was declared he came home, but on arriving at Portsmouth decided to enlist and joined the Royal Field Artillery. He is expecting to go out to France in a few weeks' time, and is at present at Norwich. The fifth brother, Arthur, who is in the Royal Scots, has been out at the front ever since war began. In addition to the brother, their brothers-in-law are also wearing the King's uniform. Thomas Sutton, who lives in Quorn, was a reservist in the 2nd Leicesters, and was called up for service. He was at the taking of the guns which have since been brought back and shown to the people of Leicester. The other brother-in-law, Harry Cartwright, lives at Newark, and was a soldier before the war, and since then joined the Gloucesters, so that the whole of the family are in the regular forces, and very soon every one will be in France.

 Submitted on: 2010-12-14
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1030
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