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25 October 1914 Pte Charles Dixon died on this day

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Born in Burnley, Lancs in 1886, Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the town (37 Old Hall Street) at the time of his re-enlistment in Preston in August 1914. Arriving in France (Le Havre) with the 1st Battalion on 22nd August 1914, he took part in the Battles of Le Cateau, the Marne and the Aisne bef…


30 October 1914 Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere died on this day

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From Roanne, Loire, Claude was born on 26 December 1886. A recalled reservist in August 1914, he initially re-joined his original unit (90e RI) before being transferred to the reserve battalion of the 98e RI. He first saw action in the battles in Alsace in August 1914 before taking part in the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne in September. Claud…


"The Killing of the Iron Twelve 25th February 1915" a talk by Hedley Malloch

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In this talk Hedley Malloch will detail how, on 25 February 1915, the Germans shot eleven British soldiers who had been lost during the retreat to the Marne, and one Frenchman, in Guise Chateau after first making them dig their own graves. This the soldiers’ story, one of whom was Fred Innocent from Lenton, Nottingham (his immediat…


The Verdun Regiment. Into the Furnace: The 151st Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Verdun 1916

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By Johnathan Bracken Pen & Sword, £25.00, 269pp, hb, 30 ills, maps, notes, refs, bibliog and index. ISBN: 978–152–671–029–1 The author is the president of a living history organisation dedicated to the French 151st Infantry whose home garrison was Verdun. Diverted from its annual summer manoeuvres several days before war was declared, the 15…


11 July 1916 : 604 Sdt. Jean Louis Sylvain Bertrand, 293e Régiment d’Infanterie

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A married man with one child, he was a reservist at the time of the outbreak of war. Mobilised into full time service during the first week of August 1914, he saw his first action with the 123e R.I. during the Battle of the Marne. This was followed by service on the Aisne front, especially on the Chemin des Dames into 1915 when he transferred to th…