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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…


3 June 1916 : 47870 Sgt Ernest Hoyles, 15th Bn CEF

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Ernest joined the army at an early age and saw service in the Boer War with the Liverpool Regiment. He emigrated to Canada in 1912 and was employed as a labourer until he joined the CEF at Niagara Camp on 27 May 1915. Within a month, Ernest was in the UK and soon afterwards saw service on the Western Front. He was killed in action during the reli…


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…