Lancashire North Branch Issue 19: May 2017 Despatch

The RAMC at Messines during the 1917 Offensive by Lancashire born artist Gilbert Rogers is the basis for May 2017's frontispiece and Gilbert’s story is on the back page.  Also read inside about the German naval raid on a North Sea convoy in October 1917; the death of Lieutenant Punchard of the 1/5 King’s Own Royal Lancaster’s; Messines and Passchendaele; the finest, the most graphic and the most vividly interesting talk given to the Senior Officers School; philanthropy and voluntary action in WW1; local soldiers identified on iconic WW1 photographs; some good news, for a change, about Lancashire’s museums and more.