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27 April 1917: Pte James Wormwell


James was employed as a weaver at J J Duckworth & Co before joining the army in August 1914. At the 1901 Census he was living with his grandparents at 126 Vicarage Rd, Thornton and his aunt and uncle and six cousins. His uncle was a builder/contractor, while his cousins from age 13 upwards worked in either the cotton mill or quarry.  At the…

24 April 1917 : Pte George Kemp


Third son of Peter Kemp (a farm manager) and Isabella (née Sellar) and one of five boys and two girls.  George was Police Constable in the Lanarkshire Constabulary before the war.  He enlisted in July 1915 and served in France and Flanders from June 1916. He was killed in action at Beauchamp, between Cambrai and Peronne 24 April 1917. He is…

ONLINE: A fine feat of War: The taking of Mont St Quentin 1918 by Julian Whippy


The presentation will be live and online. After the Allied successes of 8 August 1918 there was a series of hammer blows against the retreating Germans. However, by the end of that month the assaulting forces  were weakened themselves and decidedly footsore. Ahead lay the brooding hill of Mont St Quentin which commanded views of Peronne town and t…

ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR #5 Mont St Quentin 1918: 'A necessary feat of arms?'


This digital virtual tour of the Australian attack at Peronne during the Hundred Days offensive will 'go live' on 10 February 2022 at 7.30pm UK time. (There is no pre-registration for this event) Pushing ahead during the advance to victory in the late summer of 1918 brought its own problems to the Allies. One of those was the rapidly progressing …