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7 April 1917 : 2nd Lieut. George Orme Smart

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Parents Arthur (a cotton waste manufacturer) and Edith (née Orm (a bunting and flag manufacturer).  At the 1891 Census, age 4 he was at home with his parents, four siblings, a nursery maid and cook. At the 1901 Census, age 14, George was a Yarlet, a private boarding school north of Stafford - a feeder prep. School for Uppingham.  At the 1911 …


The Red Baron - his 'other rank' victims

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There are many ways that The Western Front Association's pension records can be used for research purposes. In this article, I wish to take a brief look at the 'other ranks' that became victims of Manfred von Richtofen - the Red Baron. Probably more books have been written about von Richtofen than any other individual who served in the First World…


5 April 1917: Lieut Harry Atheling Russell Boustead

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4th and youngest son of John Boustead and his wife Leila (née Money) of Briar Farm, Edenbridge, Kent.  At the 1901 the family lived at Westfield Parkside, Wimbledon with 8 servants (nurse, cook, parlourmaid, housemaid, groom, kitchenmaid and nursemaid, and above the stables a coachman and his wife).  Educated at Cromer Prep School, where he was…


Manfred Von Richthofen. The Red Air Fighter

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Manfred Von Richthofen. The Red Air Fighter ISBN 1 85367 079 0  199 pp. Illustrated. Casebound. £14.95.  Greenhill Books.  New 1990 edition of original 1918 translation. ISBN 1 85367 079 0.  [This review first appeared in the Spring 1991 edition of Stand To! No.31. The entire archive is available to view by members in the Digital Archive]. T…