There are a mix of articles from the Royal Leamington Spa Courier and Warwickshire Standard Newspapers for November 1914. Here are a few snippets looking at a War Romance, Carrier Pigeons and the Role of Women during the War:
Warwick and Country Edition Page 4, Column 3, 6th November 1914
Local Soldier Marries and Returns to the Front. “A War Romance”. Sgt. Thomson from Kenilworth was married last Saturday and is about to return to the Front.
Warwick and Country Edition Page 4, Column 3, 20th November 1914
Pigeons Used to Carry Messages. It has been decided to use carrier pigeons for certain purposes in connection with His Majesty’s Services. The public are therefore requested to refrain from shooting and otherwise interfering with carrier pigeons whilst on passage.
Warwick and Country Edition Page 7, Column 3, 27th November 1914
Role of Women during the War according to the League of Honour. A meeting was held on 25th November 1914 at the Urquhart Hall, Leamington Spa with the aim of starting a local branch. The League had been organised for the period of the war for the purpose of banding together the women and girls of the Empire with the object of “upholding the standard of women’s duty and honour by prayer, purity and temperance.” “The least women could do for the soldiers fighting was to keep their homes together, making them brighter and more beautiful for them to return to.”
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Royal Leamington Spa Courier and Warwickshire Standard , 6th, 20th & 27th November 1914, courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office.