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069: January 2004


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Who was Ronald Johnson ? 29 May 1917


Prologue With the Glazer family takeover of Manchester United Football Club between 2003 and 2005 a group of Manchester United supporters, who were disillusioned at the way that ‘modern' football was being run (and organised in general), decided to form their own, totally democratic, supporter-owned, breakaway club. After much discussion, this n...

'The Lost Raiders Found': The Tyneside Scottish at Armentières


During the Great War trench raids were perceived as an operational necessity in order to dominate No Man's Land, to take prisoners and to ensure British and empire troops retained an offensive spirit. These raids frequently came at a heavy cost in lives and,  if care was not taken, could result in identification being provided to the enemy  -  t...

5 May 1915 : Pte Herbert M Wightwick


Herbert emigrated to Canada where, at the time of the outbreak of war, he was employed as a clerk in Red Deer, Alberta. He enlisted at Red Deer into the Canadian Army and attested at Valcartier on 22 September 1914. With the 5th Bn CEF, Herbert sailed from Quebec on 3 October 1914 and after harbouring at Plymouth, England, disembarked at Devon...

12 January 1916: Pte Arthur Swindlehurst


Arthur was the son of Edward Swindlehurst (a train driver) and Hannah Maria Swindlehurst. In 1901, age 10, Arthur lived at home with his parents and siblings Amy (19), Edward (16), Thomas (10) and Alfred (8). His older siblings worked in a local mill.  In 1911, age 20, Arthur was still at home with Amy, Thomas, Alfred and Alice. Arthur was a sh...

12 May 1917 : Lieut. Philip Martin Blake Collcutt


He was the youngest son of Thomas (President of the Royal Society of Architects) and Emily Collcutt. At the 1881 and 1891 Census, the Collcutt family lived at 36 Bloomsbury Square. In 1891, Philip, was the youngest of six children. As well as the parents, the household included a private Governess, and three domestic servants: two housemaids a...

Captain Daggett - remembered


A period of 107 years separated the last time members of various families had trodden these fields, but on 19 March 2024, relatives of men who served in the 4/Tyneside Scottish came together for the first time at Rue-Petillon British Cemetery and were able to stand over their ancestors’ graves and pay their respects. The occasion was the rededic...