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Lancashire North Despatch Issue 10: Nov 2012

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Katie Hampson’s sketch of the Menin Gate has been specially commissioned for this 10th Issue of Despatch. A former pupil in Blackpool Katie, 19 at the time of publication, is a university student and shows what the record number of entrants for this year’s Armistice Prize could aspire to. More about Katie’s work and the Armistice Prize submissions …


A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918

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A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918 by Sergeant W G Sweet, 2nd Monmouthshire edited by Barry Johnson (This article first appeared in Stand To! pp13-16 No.30 Winter 1990) Sergeant W G Sweet   The Monmouthshire Regiment of the Territorial Force, sent all three of its first line battalions to the 28th Division in France in 1914-15. The 1st Bn, ra…


24 May 1915: Harold Strachan Price

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Son of Edward (wood merchant born in Canada) and Henrietta.  1891 age 9 Harold lived with his parents, family and domestic staff at 1 Craven Hill, Hyde Park. As well as his 5 siblings and parents there was a nurse, a cook, housemaid, a nursery maid and a kitchen maid. Harold was educated at Charterhouse and had prior service with the Artists …


29 October 1914 : Fred Cockett

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Fred was son of Elizabeth Cockett and (it is presumed) Joseph Moore (they married in 1891). Frederick was the eldest brother of Gunner John Moore, who is also recorded on this site, who died from his wounds in 1918. In the 1891 Yorkshire Census, Fred, aged 4 years, was living with his grandparents, John and Mary Cockett (nee Constantine). John was…


The Last Post Ceremony, Saturday 14 March 2020

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In response to the growing incidence of the coronavirus, from Saturday 14 March 2020 and until further notice the following measures will apply to the daily Last Post Ceremony at 2000 hours under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper: • The ceremony will be restricted to an absolute minimum; namely, the playing of the Last Post as a tribute to the so…


Menin Gate and Last Post by Dominiek Dendooven

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De Klaproos Editons, Hostenstraat 4, 8670 Koksijde, Belgium, 2001. 160pp, soft covers, 13.95 Euros.  This year, 2002, the Menin Gate has celebrated its 75th anniversary - it was inaugurated on 24th 1927. This book is therefore a timely reminder of how the Gate came into being, and also tells the story of the Last Post buglers since they first soun…


18 April 1915: Pte. Edward Dimmock

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Parents Jonathan (a general labourer) and Sophie (née Mann)  In 1881, Edward, the youngest of 4 children, lived in Greenwich at 8 Wood Wharf, with his parents and parental grandmother.  In 1891, now age 14, Edward was working as a general labourer.  Educated in Greenwich. After school he became a stevedore, unloading and loading boats at the doc…


The Five Baldock-Apps brothers from Hurst Green

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Some people will know of the sacrifice of the Souls family from Great Rissington in the Cotswolds. The family's tragedy was recounted by Ian Hislop in the TV series 'Not Forgotten' on First World War memorials in 2005 and told again in a book that supported the series of the same name by Neil Oliver. Annie and William Souls had six sons, five of …