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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 Her Majesty the Queen. 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 wrote to…

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 46th (North Midland) Division TF Revisited" by John Bourne


We welcome John back to the branch.  His talk is a change to the advertised talk. The 46th Division was the first Territorial Division to deploy to the Western Front as a complete formation. With a partial and incompleted detour to Egypt in 1916, it spent the rest of the war there. The division suffered a disastrous baptism of fire at the Hohenzol…