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27 September 1915 : Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 8th Black Watch


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has changed the commemoration for Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, an uncle of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Fergus died in France during the Battle of Loos in September 1915 and, until now, had been commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on the Loos Memorial as he had no known grave. His grandson wr…

George Peachment: one of the youngest recipients of the Victoria Cross : 25 September 1915


George Peachment was, when he enlisted, not much different from many other young volunteers in that he lied about his age to try to 'do his bit' for King and Country. His first attempt to enlist was unsuccessful (according to a family member, to try to make him look older, he borrowed his father's bowler hat when he tried to enlist aged 17 years an…

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'The Attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt by the 46th (North Midlands) Division 13 October 1915 by Dr Michael Woods


We start the year off in the thick of the fighting at the Battle of Loos.  This talk is from Dr Woods MA dissertation on the subject and is featured in Helion's book 'Courage without Glory' chapter 15. Dr Woods has recently relocated to the North West from the Midlands and this will be his first visit to the branch and hopefully not the last. Ima…