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1 October 1917 : Private Ernest Mackness

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Ernest lost his life on 1 October 1917 not in combat, but in front of a firing squad. Mackness, a regular soldier aged 25, was under a suspended death sentence when he went absent on 22 August 1917 as his battalion moved into trenches at Nieuport. No doubt it was a combination of his existing suspended sentence and the fact that his battalion wa…


025: Spring 1989

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Nothing Spectacular – The Story of a Typical RFC Pilot by John Dimmock

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This is the story of a typical Royal Flying Corps pilot, Captain N.H. “Normie” Dimmock. The talk covers his career from 1915 to 1919, flying Nieuport 12s and Sopwith Pups with 46 Squadron in France, and Bristol Fighters with 141 Squadron on Home Defence. It is presented by his son John, using his father’s own words taken from letters and reminiscen…


21 April 1916: 113/27630 Sdt.2.Kl. Louis Cloosstermans, 13 Linieregiment (1)

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 Born at Scherpenheuvel, Flemish Brabant, on 21 June 1896, Louis was still living in his town of birth at the time of the German invasion in August 1914. After escaping to France as a refugee, he volunteered for service in the Belgian Army for the duration of the war in early 1915 and served on the Yser Front (specifically Nieupoort, Drie Grachten…