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024: Winter 1988

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065: September 2002

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25 April 1919:

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Cecil was born in September 1891 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire his father, Joel was a butcher. After leaving school Cecil joined the business as an assistant. Cecil had two youunger sisters and two younger brothers. In December 1916 he married 28 year old May Swingler Hircock.  Cecil joined the 152nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in …


17 May 1917 : Gnr Dennis Albert Holgate

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Son of a limestone quarryman from Yorkshire, Dennis was conscripted into service at Otley in 1916. The oldest of four children, Dennis had younger brothers Ferderick and Joseph and a younger sister Ivy. His mother, who was from Ulveston in Cumberland, died in December 1916 before he was posted. After arriving in France in early 1917, Dennis saw a…


7 May 1918 : 2nd Lieut. John Leslie Godfrey

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4th son of Joseth (a chartered secretary) and Louisa (née William) Godfrey from Finsbury Park. 1901 John was 6, and living at home with his parents, his 4 sisters and 3 brothers and a nursemaid.  1911 now age 16, John was living at home still with his parents, 4 sisters and 4 brothers, a visitor and 2 servants in their 14 roomed house, 31 Woodbur…


Military Factsheets republished

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Between 1983 and 2003 a series of sixteen 'Military Factsheets' were produced by The Western Front Association. These have been long out of print and have become very difficult to obtain. Despite the passage of time these factsheets remain extremely useful to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of aspects of the Great War.  Using digital techno…


ONLINE 'From Gunner to Guerrilla – Tom Barry’s Road to Rebellion' by Gerry White

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    About the online talk: Tom Barry was one of the most significant and controversial figures on the republican side during the Irish War of Independence. As commander of the Flying Column of Cork No. 3 Brigade of the IRA, he conducted a number of successful operations against the forces of the Crown including the Kilmchael Ambush on 28 Novemb…