Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Loss to the Army ; We Look Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Loss to the Army ; We Look Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago

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Funeral of a Manchester artillery officer CAPTAIN Henry Morton Weyman, the young Manchester artillery officer of Rochdale Road, Blackley, who died last Saturday at Colchester from the effects of injuries to his head caused by a kick from a horse, was buried with military honours at Philips Park Cemetery this afternoon. The band of the Manchester Artillery was in attendance, together with a firing party.

Officers from the brigade were among the mourners. In a letter to the parents of the deceased officer, Lieutenant Colonel Hill, the commanding officer, says "his brilliant mathematical genius is a loss that can never be made good," while Lieutentant Colonel Magnus, a former commanding officer says "Captain Weyman's untimely death is a loss not only to the brigade but to the service."

Speech recovered Remarkable experience of two soldiers A REMARKABLE story of the recovery of speech by two soldiers at present inmates of the Moseley Road Military Hospital, Fallowfield, who had been rendered dumb through shellshock was told to us today by a sergaent-major of the GloucesterS shire Regiment. He is, himself, a patient at the VAD Hospital, Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield and his story is that on Monday afternoon he was able to render some little service to the two men and one of their companions, a sergeant who was also dumb, on their way to see a representation of the Somme Battle film at the Oxford Street Picture Palace.

The same evening he met the men again near Platt Fields as they were returning from town. They were very excited and thanked our correspondent for having directed them to the place at which two of the three had got their voices back.

It appears that during the performance the management threw on the screen the news that Rumania had declared war on Austria- Hungary. The entire audience rose and cheered with all their might and the two soldiers found to their amazement that they were actually shouting with the rest. The sergeant was not so fortunate as his comrades.

Big Manchester fire Princess Street warehouse in flames A LARGE part of a big warehouse building in Princess Street was destroyed by fire last night and only the strenuous efforts of the Manchester fire brigade, who were hard at it for nearly two hours, served the remainder of the premises. …

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