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15 October 1914 : Pte Arthur William Heptinstall

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His parents were James (a joiner) and Ann Heptinstall. Arthur was the seventh of their children born between 1864 and 1878.  Arthur enlisted in Bradford on 10 November 1899, joining 2nd Bn Royal Scots (Infantry). He was 21. He served in South Africa from 1900 to 1902 and in India from 1902 to 1907, where he became a qualified telegraphist. He ex…


011: Summer 1984

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029: Summer 1990

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'The Guns at Le Cateau: 26th August 1914' with Vern Littley

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Vern Littley will be talking about the events associated with the Royal Artillery at the Battle of Le Cateau in the early weeks for the war following the British and French retreat after the Battle of the Mons. Vern is well qualified to present on this topic having served in the Royal Artillery for over 25 years and he is also a member of the Battl…


100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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22 October 1914 : Lt Henry Noel Atkinson DSO

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Henry was the son of the Reverend Arthur Atkinson, Canon of Chester Cathedral, and Ursula Mary Atkinson (née Cotton-Jodrell) and the grandson of the former Bishop of Calcutta.  He was one of the first and one of the youngest men to be awarded the DSO. Henry was educated privately at Mr Leonard Dobie’s boarding prep: school Moorland House, H…


ONLINE: The Battle that Saved the BEF: Le Cateau, 26 August 1914 with Dr Spencer Jones

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The presentation will be live and online.  We welcome back Dr Spencer Jones who will talk to us about one of the early battles of the First World War. The British Expeditionary Force faced disaster in August 1914. Driven from Belgium after the Battle of Mons, it found itself isolated from its French allies and closely pursued by numerically…


Riding the Retreat: Mons to Marne 1914 Revisited by Richard Holmes

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Jonathan Cape, 1995.  Hardback, 280 pages   £20.  ISBN 0224037625 [This review first appeared in the 1996 edition of Stand To! No.45] Riding the Retreat arrived in my postbox just as I finished Army Battlefield Guide - Belgium and Northern France by the same author. They are in marked contrast. I have always hankered after riding the Somme on …