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1 September 1914 : Lt George Edward Cecil

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George Edward Cecil, born on 9 September 1895 the son of Lord and Lady Edward Cecil, had a lifelong ambition to soldier. After Winchester College (1909-12) he passed into Sandhurst as a King's Cadet aged 17 and was gazetted Ensign in his father's old regiment in February 1914. Still only 18, he went to France with his Battalion on 13 August 1914. I…


Private Memorials on the Western Front

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Book review by Ann Clayton. The Western Front Association Memorials Officer (who recently stood down from his post after a good number of years' work) has put many years of research into this most informative book. As a service to members of the Association the book is sold at cost, and is excellent value. It lists 37 private memorials to in…


Stand To! 1 to 118 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-118 Content Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care of the…