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265642 Sgt Charles Peachey MM, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (W Riding) Regt.

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From Settle, Yorkshire, a veteran of the Battle of Aubers Ridge in 1915 and the Somme in 1916, Charles Peachey (by now mentioned in dispatches and promoted to Sergeant and, on occasion, appointed acting Warrant Officer 2nd Class) was awarded the Military Medal for actions during the Battle of Poelcapelle (3rd Ypres) in 1917. He was killed in actio…


Yorkshire Branch Battlefield Tour

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The annual Yorkshire branch trip to France will take place between 25 and 30 September.  It is intended to look at the Battlefields in the Flanders 'flat lands' around Neuve Chapelle and Loos. The trip will be run by Battlehonours Ltd and guided by Clive Harris. As with previous trips we will use an local company who always provide a luxurious 50-s…


The men of Lewes who died at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

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  At the end of April 1915 the Sussex Express carried a cheering report from one of its former reporters, Private W G Horton of the 5th Royal Sussex. Seated on a straw bale in “glorious sunshine” at a rest billet 10 miles from the Front, he expressed the optimism of Lewes’s territorials on a beautiful spring day, that the war would soon be over an…