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4 September 1916 Pte Edgar William Burn was killed in action on this day

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Son Roger and Georgina Burn, of Dodd's Lane, Alnwick, born in 1895 in Eglingham, Northumberland. After school, he became a watchmaker and apprentice dealer with T.M. Wilcox of Market Place, Alnwick. He had two younger brothers, Herbert and John. Edgar enlisted in Newcastle on Tyne. He joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, and was trained at Rothbur…


012: Winter 1984

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A Soldier of the 6th Division, incorporating Recollections of the Machine Gun Corps & Following My Father’s Footsteps

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Reviewed by Michael Lucas. A Soldier of the 6th Division includes an account, written from memory in 1976, by Thomas Brookbank, formerly a sergeant in the Machine Gun Corps, who served with 6th Division from Cambrai through, the Allied counterattacks, and to the Rhineland. Brookbank was clearly a keen and effective soldier; he was a sergeant at …


6000 Gnr William Greenwood, 111th Company, MGC (Inf)

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William was residing with his parents at Church Square, Worsthorne at the time of his enlistment. Originally enlisting into the East Lancashire Regiment in April 1915, he was sent to the 10th (Reserve) Battalion (and numbered 10/21472) before proceeding overseas with the 8th Battalion (to which he was transferred) serving in France. Soon after arri…


Stand To! 1 to 109 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-109 Contents    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 …