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21 November 1917 : Pte George Wilson

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George worked on his father's dairy farm at Bank House Steeton before the war.  He enlisted into the West Riding Territorials in January 1915 and was sent overseas to join the 62nd Division on the Western Front in February 1917. After taking part in the Battles of Arras and the Hindenburg Line, he was posted as missing during the Cambrai Offensiv…


23 November 1917 : Pte Joseph Hoole

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From Preston, Lancashire, Joseph was born in 1892. A pre-war territorial, he had been a weaver in his civilian life and re-enlisted in 1916. In May 1917, Joseph was sent out to France and fought in the 3rd Battle of Ypres and at Cambrai where he was seriously wounded in both legs, right arm and chest. He died of these injuries in a Casualty Clear…


021: Winter 1987

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022: Spring 1988

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054: January 1999

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Friends are Good on the Day of Battle: The 51st (Highland) Division During the First World War

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Review by Bob Wyatt. Friends are Good on the Day of Battle, an important evaluation of the 51st (Highland) Division, is the is the latest of several books about the formation which began with in 1920s  with the substantial and quite reliable History of the Highland Division by Major Bewsher and culminated in Campbell’s Empire of Destruction in 201…


Stand To! 1 to 120 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-120 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…


L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt

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Son of John (a cotton weaver) and Sarah.  At the 1901, age 13, along with is older sister and father, John was working as a cotton weaver. Ten years later John is living with his mother at 100 Robinson Street, Burnley.  The area has been run down for some decades.  John Clegg was an employee of Messrs. Grey Ltd at Livingstone Mill, Burnley be…


8 December 1917: Pte John William Sugden, 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (W Riding) Regt

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John Sugden was employed in his family business prior to his conscription into the army in March 1916. After training, he was sent to the Western Front in February 1917 and saw action during the Battle of Arras, the Hindenburg Line operations and the Battle of Cambrai before being wounded in action near Cambrai. Evacuated to 45 Casualty Clearing S…


4 January 1919: Pte Robert Dewart

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Robert Dewart was a general labourer before the war. He was married to Annie McIntyre and they had one child. He enlisted in January 1915 and was sent to France in May 1915 where the 1/6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were over the following three years engaged in: The Battle of Festubert, 1915; The Somme in 1916; Third Ypres, in 1917 and eve…


109 : June/July 2017 Special Edition

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8 April 1918 : Pte Arthur Pickles MM

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Parents John (an antique dealer) and Hannah. He had a much older brother Hartley, as well a younger brother George and a younger sister Mary Lucy.  Before the war Arthur was a cotton weaver. Arthur was conscripted into the army in the spring of 1916 and allocated to the 2/7th Warwicks the following year after being sent to the Western Front in Ju…


'Cambrai' with Ross Beadle

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This month the branch is very pleased to welcome back Ross Beadle who, on this occasion, will speak on the subject of Cambrai. This significant 1917 action was notable for the use of tanks but was also a significant artillery battle that merits further study. Members and guests are encouraged to come along and listen to what will be an information…


Articles on Tanks in Stand To 1 to 116 (1981 to 2019)

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There are no fewer than 25 articles on tanks featured in Stand To! A popular subject, it has been covered in many different ways, including by 'The Camera Returns' on three occasions and  more than one on 'War Art'. All of these articles can be readily found by Western Front Association Members through their Member Login with access to the Stand To…


Placing the Battle of Messines Ridge in context by Peter Simkins

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  This is the Foreward to Ian Passingham's Pillars of Fire. The Battle of Messines Ridge June 1917 by Peter Simkins  For the British Dominion divisions serving on the Western Front under Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1917 was a year of transition and mixed fortunes. In the collective folk-memory of Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand the…


The Camera Returns No.101 : Cambrai, 9 October 1918

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By Bob Grundy and Steve Wall  [This article first appeared in Stand To! Issue 119 October 2020. Members receive Stand To! three times a year, along with our member magazine Bulletin three times a year].  Like everyone else the Camera Returns team were deeply shocked by the sudden death of our friend and mentor Jon Cooksey. We had worked with Jon …