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‘Togo Bolesworth - The Best Soldiers in The Leicester Regiment’ by Greg Drozdz


Greg Drozdz will be giving a talk about Togo Bolesworth of the Leicester Regiment. Togo was a local boxer of renown and promise – quite the local hero in every sense of the word. Togo Bolesworth was born in 1888 in a cottage in Spring Gardens, Hinkley, which is at the bottom of Holliers Walk, where it meets Council Hill. The area is now a car par…

'Tigers of the Great War' by Jonathan Capewell


A presentation by Jonathan Capewell on the Leicester Regiment during the Great War. The talk features many images of Leicester Regiment Soldiers, where they fought and individual experiences in the Great War.   It is also the Branch's Christmas Party and there will be a First World War themed quiz.   Please remember to bring a pen with you!

CANCELLED - The actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia - Nigel Atter


Due to the Coronavirus, all meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Please check the website for further information about the 2020 calendar of events.  Meeting at Sobraon Barracks on Burton Road in Lincoln the doors are open from 18.30. Free and ample car parking is available on-site. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available along with …

"With valour and distinction-The actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicester Regiment" by Nigel Attar


Nigel Attar makes a return visit to the branch to give a detailed account of the actions of the 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, between 1914-1918.    

Ep. 160 – The 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment in FWW – Nigel Atter


Historian Nigel Atter talks about his book on the Great War service of the 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. This is published by Helion. 11 May 2020 : Podcast 160 Nigel Atter, a self-styled ‘independent scholar’ is an active member of the Leicestershire  & Rutland branch of The Western Front Association. His interest in the First Wor…