Search results for Royal Horse Artillery.

7 September 1916 : Gnr George Henry Butt

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George, first born of Frederick (a railway signalman from Somerset) and Mary, was born in Hawes, Yorkshire, in July/Aug/Sept 1895. By the 1911 Census, George, a farm labourer, his parents and five siblings, were living in Long Preston, Hawes.  The year before enlisting George's sister Elsie died of a short illness.  In January 1916 he went to Set…


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…


29 April 1917 : 2nd Lieut. John Guy Campbell

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Only son of John (an accountant) and Agnes (née Guy) of 48 Granville Park, Blackheath.  Educated at Christ’s Hospital. Worked for the Union Bank of Australia. 5 August 1914 he joined the 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons) as a Trouper. He must have given a false age as he was still only 17.  From 28 August served in Egypt. Re…


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…