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25 September 1916 : Capt. Herbert Meakin


Herbert Percy Meakin was born in Poona, Maharashtra, India on 10 January 1891 the son of Henry George Meakin, a brewer, and his wife Alice. His father died in 1895 while in Australia.  Meakin was privately educated  before going up to Queen's College, Oxford. While a student, his mother now a widow, lived in Belgravia Mansions, Hanover Square. S...

3 October 1916 : Pte John Hargreaves


The son of John (a coal miner) and Mary.  John became a weaver and the family lived on Bivel Street, Burnley, Lancashire. At the 1911 John was also a keen footballer and secretary of the Burnley and District Junior Football League. He married Ada and they had a daughter Anne born in September 1916.  He enlisted into the 3/4th Battalion East Lan...

Guillemont, 3 September 1916 Tactics and Insights


‘Not a Single Blade of Grass...’ by Sebastian Laudan [This article first appeared in Stand To! No.106 July 2016 Special Edition]. In 1926 Oberstleutnant aD (Lieutenant Colonel, retired) Wilhelm Nau published the last volume of a series of books covering the participation of the infantry regiment he had been serving with in Belgium and France thr...