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15 October 1914 Pte Arthur William Heptinstall died on this day

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Born in Yorkshire in 1882, Arthur enlisted in Bradford on 10 November 1899, joining 2nd Bn Royal Scots (Infantry). Arthur served in South Africa from 1900 to 1902 and in India from 1902 to 1907, where he became a qualified telegraphist. He extended his army service and joined II Corps, 3rd Div, 8th Brigade, A Coy, 2 Royal Scots. Arthur embarked on…


011: Summer 1984

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029: Summer 1990

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'The Life of General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien' with Athur Aston

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Smith-Dorrien held senior commands in the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during the First World War. He commanded II Corps at the Battle of Mons, the first major action fought by the BEF, and the Battle of Le Cateau, where he fought a vigorous and successful defensive action contrary to the wishes of the Commander-in-Chief Sir John French, with …


'The Guns at Le Cateau: 26th August 1914' with Vern Littley

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Vern Littley will be talking about the events associated with the Royal Artillery at the Battle of Le Cateau in the early weeks for the war following the British and French retreat after the Battle of the Mons. Vern is well qualified to present on this topic having served in the Royal Artillery for over 25 years and he is also a member of the Battl…


100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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