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11 September 1917 Capt Georges Guynemer French 'Ace' killed over Poelcapelle on this day

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Georges Guynemer was one of the 'highest scoring' French aces of the First World War. Born 24 December 1894, and of slight build, he was initially rejected from the military in 1914, but taken into the French Air Service as a mechanic. He persevered and got onto pilot training, receiving his wings as a pilot in April 1915. He then spent his enti…


'The Church in the Bog: Poelcapelle' by Rob Thompson

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Rob Thompson will be giving a talk on Poelcapelle during the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele.   We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm for 8.00pm.  VENUE: Allotment Social Club, North Terrace, West Allotment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE27 ODN.    


'The Church in the Bog. The Battle of Poelcapelle' with Rob Thompson

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Rob Thompson will be giving a talk on the Battle of Poelcapelle, October 1917.    Rob Thompson taught at the “War Studies Group” (Birmingham University). He writes about the role of logistics and engineering in the development of BEF’s operational method on the Western Front and is co-organiser of ‘Not So Quiet on the Western Front: The New Mil…


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265642 Sgt Charles Peachey MM, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (W Riding) Regt.

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From Settle, Yorkshire, a veteran of the Battle of Aubers Ridge in 1915 and the Somme in 1916, Charles Peachey (by now mentioned in dispatches and promoted to Sergeant and, on occasion, appointed acting Warrant Officer 2nd Class) was awarded the Military Medal for actions during the Battle of Poelcapelle (3rd Ypres) in 1917. He was killed in actio…


15 May 1918: L Sgt John Gregson, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (W Riding) Regt

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Born at Wellington, Shropshire in 1880, John was living and working in Skipton ,Yorkshire at the time of his enlistment. A married father of two, he enlisted into his local territorial battalion in the early months of the war, but didn't see overseas service until mid 1916. After taking part in the Battle of the Somme soon after his arrival in Fran…