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'The 8th Lincolns at Loos' a talk by Nigel Attee

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Nigel Attee will be giving a talk on the 8th Lincolns at Loos. We meet at Fulney Church Hall in Spalding on the Fourth Thursday of each month. All meetings start at 7.30pm.  IMAGE: Major John Storer (on horseback) observes the 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, marching through Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. 


‘Blood, Rust and Chalk - Uncovering the Loos Salient’ a talk given by Andy Prada.

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Join Andy Prada of the Durand Group and other members of the Kent (East) branch of the Western Front Association for a presentation on the Loos Salient. Andy Prada is the Project Manager for the Loos Salient initiative for the Durand Group. 'Engineering the Loos Salient 1915-2018' is an inter-disciplinary study of the look battlefield. The group h…


014: Summer 1985

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051: January 1998

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063: January 2002

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096: January 2013

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105: January 2016

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'Loos' with Nigel Atter

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Nigel Atter will lead us through the build up to Loos and then the battle using maps and photographs. Nigel is well known to the Branch and this promises to be a very informative talk.


'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)

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  (Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergavenny in June 1992) In August 1914 William Robertson crossed to France to meet the long-expected foe, together with the rest of the British Expeditionary Force, on the staff of the Commander­ in-Chief, Field-Marshal Sir John French, and in the post of…


12 July 1916 : 13099 A/Cpl. James Albert Jackson, 7th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

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James was living in neighbouring Burnley where he was employed as a ring jobber in a cotton mill. After enlisting into the East Lancashire Regiment in Burnley in September 1914, he embarked for France on 18 July 1915 and spent the major part of the year in the Festubert and Neuve Chapelle sectors (including taking part in the Loos diversionary act…


29 July 1917 : Lt Col Edgar Robert Mobbs DSO, 7th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment.

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Edgar Mobbs was born on 29 June 1882, in Northampton, the son of Oliver L and Elizabeth Anne Mobbs. He did not make his school's First XV, preferring hockey at the time. Mobbs took up Rugby when his family moved to Olney in North Buckinghamshire. He first played for Olney in 1903 and then for the Weston Turks before moving to Northampton and playin…