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'9th Battn KOYLI in the Great War' with Dr. Derek Clayton

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The 9th (Service) Battalion of the KOYLI was born out of the patriotic rush to answer Lord Kitchener’s call to arms in the early autumn of 1914 and was constituted as part of the Third New Army (K3), becoming part of 21st Division. The battalion arrived on the Western Front a year later and underwent an inauspicious baptism of fire at the Battle o…


From Pontefract to Picardy - Dr Michael Clayton

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From Pontefract to Picardy - the 9th Battalion of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry by Dr Michael Clayton.  The talk follows the 9th Battalion of the KOYLI (part of the 21st Division) from there arrival in France in September 1915 through their involvement at Loos, the Somme, Arras , Third Ypres, German Spring offensive and the 100 Days advan…