At Mons, the British Army attempted to hold the line of the Mons-Condé Canal against the advancing German 1st Army. Although the British fought well and inflicted disproportionate casualties on the numerically superior Germans, they were eventually forced to retreat due both to the greater strength of the Germans and the sudden retreat of the French Fifth Army, which exposed the British right flank.
Three of the Boy Scouts - Alfred Jeffrey, Horace White, and William Sharman have joined the Beds. Territorials.
A few weeks ago Ernest Eddy, also a Scout, joined, and it is likely that two or three other Scouts will join very shortly.
Perhaps some of the young men of the village, who have not yet seen their way to join H. M.'s forces will copy their example.
The first of a series of lantern addresses on the war was given in the school on Wednesday evening on "The war in Belgium." by the Rector.
Some capital slides were shown by Mr. S. E. Burrows.
The room was crowded, and the takings amounted to £3, which is to be spent in sending some small present to all Clophill men who are serving at the front.
The schools broke up on Wednesday and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5th.
The girls have sent the following knitted articles for the soldiers to the Director of Education - 12 belts, 8 pairs of socks, 6 scarves, and 6 pairs of wristlets.