William Grudgings was a schoolteacher at Cobden Street School when in April 1916 he left to join the army. He joined the Leicestershire Regiment and after training was sent to France with the 8th Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment. Later he returned to England for officer training and eventually a commission.
Throughout his service William kept a diary and made an entry everyday, simple one- line comments on what that day brought. After the war William returned to teaching and was eventually made headmaster of Cobden Street.
Loughborough Carillon War Memorial Museum who have the diary are to post the entries William made each day on Twitter along with appropriate links. Hannah Shuttleworth the young volunteer who will be posting (or Tweeting) the entries said, “This is an exciting project and I am looking forward to being involved”
The success of the project will be measured in how many ‘Followers’ we can get. You do not need a smart phone to follow Twitter it can be done on a PC but you do need an account which takes a couple of minutes to set up. If you do join us please pass the account name to all those you feel would be interested.
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