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Directing the Tunnellers’ War: The Tunnelling Memoirs of Captain H R Dixon MC RE by Phillip Robinson and Nigel Cave (Eds)


Pen & Sword, £19.99 HB, 207pp, Ills, maps & diagrams throughout, references and further reading, appendices and glossary. ISBN 9781526714411 [This review first appears in the April 2021 edition of Stand To!. No.122]  Herbert Dixon, a civil engineer, joined the Middlesex Regiment in 1914 as a private. His abilities were soon recognised. C...

Victor McLaglen : prize fighter, Middlesex Regiment, Oscar winning actor of the silent era and talkies


The life story of Victor McLaglen reads like a film script. Victor was born on 11 December 1883 in the genteel English town of Tunbridge Wells, the son of the Right Reverend Andrew McLaglen, a Protestant clergyman and former Bishop of Claremont in South Africa. The oldest of eight brothers, he likely developed a certain streak of toughness, a p...

'Private John Parr of the Middlesex Regiment- the First British Soldier killed on the Western Front' a talk by Mick Crick


There is much speculation about Private John Parr, widely acknowledged to have been the first British soldier killed in combat in the First World War on the Western Front.  But there are many stories about him and what he did.  Mick Crick, who spent his entire working life with the Met Police, will reveal what is truth and what mere conjecture,...