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11 September 1917 : Capt Georges Guynemer

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Georges Guynemer was one of the 'highest scoring' French aces of the First World War. Born 24 December 1894, and of slight build, he was initially rejected from the military in 1914, but taken into the French Air Service as a mechanic. He persevered and got onto pilot training, receiving his wings as a pilot in April 1915. He then spent his enti…


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11 December 1917: Sgt Charles Peachey MM, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (W Riding) Regt.

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From Settle, Yorkshire, a veteran of the Battle of Aubers Ridge in 1915 and the Somme in 1916, Charles Peachey (by now mentioned in dispatches and promoted to Sergeant and, on occasion, appointed acting Warrant Officer 2nd Class) was awarded the Military Medal for actions during the Battle of Poelcapelle (3rd Ypres) in 1917. He was killed in actio…


15 May 1918: L.Sgt John Gregson

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John was living and working in Skipton ,Yorkshire at the time of his enlistment. A married father of two, he enlisted into his local territorial battalion in the early months of the war, but didn't see overseas service until mid 1916. After taking part in the Battle of the Somme soon after his arrival in France, John was also to become a veteran …


Ypres Salient Tank Memorial unveiled at Poelcapelle 10 October 2009

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This article by Rob Kirk first appeared ten years ago in Bulletin 86 : Feb/March 2010 pp 8 -10. Members receive Bulletin, the member magazine of The Western Front Association, three times a year. It is also available to Digital Members as a PDF.  Ypres Salient Tank Memorial unveiled at Poelcapelle The unveiling of the Tank Memorial at Poelcapell…