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‘Learning Curve? The 1/5th West Yorks on the Western Front’ by John Sheehan

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John will explain this local territorial battalion’s involvement in three key battles: the first day on the Somme (1916); at Poelcapelle on 9 Ocober 1917; and then at Valenciennes on 1 November 1918. In doing so he will track their progress from happy-go-lucky Saturday night soldiers into an agile independent fighting force capable of helping bring…


'The 2nd Battle of Kemmel' a talk by John Sheehan

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John Sheehan, author of Harrogate Terriers (published by Pen and Sword), will relate how the 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, helped stop the German advance in April 1918. Find us at St Mary's Church, Station Road, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DH. All meetings are open to non-WFA members who always receive a warm welcome. There's…