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14 October 1917 : Private William Haldenby


William would have expected to be safe when, on 14 October 1917 he was returning to Dulwich Camp, near Elverdinghe after his battalion had been sent to get cleaned up at the baths at Elverdinghe Chateau. The battalion (1st Battalion, Scots Guards) had just taken part with the rest of the Guards Division in the Battle of Poelcapelle, the battalion…

Scots in Great War London: A Community at Home and on the Front Line 1914–1919


By Paul McFarland Helion, £19.95, hb, 264pp, ills throughout (some colour), index. ISBN: 978–191–239–078–6 In reviewing this book I confess some bias. Almost 40 years ago to the day when I wrote this, I crossed the threshold of 59, Buckingham Gate and signed on as a private in the London Scottish. I am, therefore, an open goal for this book! Th…

29 October 1914 : Fred Cockett


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…