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Sergeant Alexander Edwards VC : 24 March 1918


Alexander Edwards was born in Lossiemouth on 4 November 1885, the son of Alexander and Jessie Edwards. A cooper, he enlisted in the 6 Seaforth Highlanders in September 1914, going to France with the Battalion on 1 May 1915. Above (top image) Sgt Alexander Edwards, and immediately above: Alexander and his brothers The battalion was in action …

The Labyrinth and the 6th Seaforth Highlanders


The Labyrinth was a maze of trenches at the southern end of the Vimy Ridge, north east of the villages of Anzin and Maroeuil. On the right the ground sloped down to the ruined village of Roclincourt. Above: The Labyrinth (Ashdown Forest Research Group) Above and below: Stereoscope images of the Labyrinth The area had been the scene of fie…

The Manchester United v Liverpool match fixing scandal of 1915


Association football had, despite the outbreak of the First World War, not been suspended by the time the season ‘kicked off’ in the summer of 1914. This brought much criticism on clubs and indeed players. The season 1914-15 was destined to be the last until the 1919-20 season. Above: A photo of the 1909 FA Cup Final Bristol City (in blue) v Man…

11 April 1917 : Trooper Samuel Hannah


His parents were Samuel Hannah Sr and Flora Struthers.

Location of Hamilton in Lanarkshire CC-BY SA OpenStreet Map

Before the war he lived with his parents in Hamilton, Lanarkshire and was a painter's apprentice.

Pension Card for Samuel Hannah from the WFA Fold3 archive on Ancestry

 Samuel joined the Household Cavalry in February 1916.

The Arras Memorial


He was killed in action on 11 April 1917 at Arras and is commemorated on the Arras memorial.

11 April 1917 : Trooper Samuel Hanna…