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Our April 2017 Newsletter

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  Wellington Quarry, Arras Welcome to the April Branch Newsletter, I hope that you are able to enjoy the sunnier weather that we have been having.  This month’s topical picture is of one of the exits from the Wellington Quarry in Arras, from which the attacking troops left the safety of the underground tunnels and advanced to the German lines a…


Pte Ernest Scott: 14 September 1914

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Ernest was a warehouseman at Spring Mills at Wheatley Lane near Burnley prior to the outbreak of war. A pre-war reservist, he was recalled to duty on 4 August 1914 and embarked for France within a fortnight of the declaration. A veteran of the Battles of Mons and the Marne, he was severely wounded by shrapnel shattering his arm during the Battle o…


15 October 1914 Pte Arthur William Heptinstall died on this day

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Born in Yorkshire in 1882, Arthur enlisted in Bradford on 10 November 1899, joining 2nd Bn Royal Scots (Infantry). Arthur served in South Africa from 1900 to 1902 and in India from 1902 to 1907, where he became a qualified telegraphist. He extended his army service and joined II Corps, 3rd Div, 8th Brigade, A Coy, 2 Royal Scots. Arthur embarked on…


Centenary of the Last Charges of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s)

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By Philip Watson Crest Publications, Kettering, 2016, £12.99, 136pp, many ills, index ISBN: 078-0-9935977-0-1 Book review by Bob Wyatt The 12th Lancers (now part of The Royal Lancers), still celebrate annually Moy Day on the 28th August when, in 1914, during the retreat from Mons. In reading regimental histories, and viewing contemporary oil p…


100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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What did you do in the Great War Grandfather? The Life and Times of an Edwardian Horse Artillery Officer.

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What did you do in the Great War Grandfather? The Life and Times of AN Edwardian Horse Artillery Officer. Helion, £16.95. 187pp, 187 ills, 4 maps, bibliog., index ISBN 978 1 91217403 4 Charles Barrington Author, Charles Barrington, enjoys the good fortune of being published by Helion, and, consequently, the assurance of quality productio…


Mons 1914 by John Terraine

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Mons 1914 (Lecture given to The Western Front Association in 1990 by the then Honorary President John Terraine) I didn’t have much choice about the title of  my first book, Mons, the Retreat to Victory, which came out thirty years ago, in 1960. Messrs B. T. Batsford were publishing a series overall title of Great British Battles. It was a good se…