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

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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

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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

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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…


The War Service of Charles Herbert Lightoller, RNVR by Phil Tomaselli

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NB - this May meeting is one week later than usual due to the Bank Holiday. Phil Tomaselli will talk to us about 'The war service of Charles Herbert Lightoller, RNVR' - a naval officer with an interesting history both pre-war and during the war. Phil has spoken to the branch on many occasions and we can be sure of an informative and entertaining p…