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The Brothers Two: The War Letters of William & Bright Fraser


Reviewed by Phil Curme. The letters of Private Bright Fraser, Artists Rifles, and his brother Signalman William Fraser, RNVR, are very lightly edited. The accompanying text takes the form of explanatory notes. Many of the letters are complemented by finely drawn sketches and, modern day photographs give a ‘then and now’ perspective of places. Bri…

24 September 1917 : Petty Officer (Acting) Tommy Egdell, DCM


One of ten children, of Robert (a labourer) and Thomasina (née Blyth) five boys and five girls born between 1875 and 1901 of New Row, Alnwick, Northumberland. Tommy married Alice Allan (July 1900). At the 1901 Census he was an engine driver in a stone quarry.    Before the war they lived in at 277, Maypole Street, Ashington where Tommy was a m…

‘From Picks to Rifles’ with Alan Grint


Alan Grint will tell the tale of local miners who joined the Royal Navy Voluntary Reserve. The majority found themselves posted to serve as Infantry, and service at Antwerp, Gallipoli and on the Western Front followed. We suggest a voluntary donation of £3 per person. Come and join us – we welcome guests and first-time attendees as well as WFA Me…