Garments Wanted for Our Soldiers

We are asked by Lady Hoskyns and Mrs A. Stockton, the honorary secretaries of the local committee, to state that urgent requests have been made to the committee for grey army flannel shirts, socks (washed), and blankets. The honorary secretaries will be most grateful for gifts of garments, materials, or for money, and they hope all who can will attend as often as possible, at the work party, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from 2.30 to 6 o’clock.

We have also received the following appeal on behalf of the new battalions of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry:

Sir: May we make it known through your columns how very much flannel shirts and socks are needed for the 5th and 6th (Service) Battalions of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry now at Aldershot. Of the 2,200 recruits for these battalions 75% belong to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and we feel sure that the two counties will be ready to help when they hear of these urgent requirements. Gifts of garments, or money wherewith to buy them, would be most gratefully received by us at the address given below.,

Yours truly,

E. M. Cobb, 87, Banbury Road, Oxford

A. M. Knox, 3, Crick Road, Oxford

We are asked to state that any of our readers able to distribute gifts of shirts, socks and blankets should send them to the office of the Red Cross Society at 6, High Street, Banbury, whence they will be forwarded for the use of the men in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

Banbury Guardian, September 1914

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