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Steady the Buffs! A Regiment, a Region & the Great War by Mark Connelly


OUP, 2006, £55 (Price in 2006) 267pp, ills, bibliography, index (ISBN 0 19 9278601) Mark Connelly [This review first appeared in Stand To! No.81 January 2008] The author is the Head of History at the University of Kent and has examined the Buffs (the East Kent Regiment) to tell how the “learning curve” took several battalions from the Somme to t…

8 January 1915 : Pte Albert Croucher, 1st East Kent Regiment


His father was William James Croucher (a gardener/domestic servant) and his mother was Mary Ann Sharp.  At the 1891 Census at home, on Garlinge Greene, Petham age three, he was with his parents and young brother Albert (one). A decade later in 1901, his father was now 'head gardener'. Albert was at home, Paxton Cottage, St. Mary’s Platt, Kent a…