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2 June 1917 : L/Cpl James McCoubrey


His parents were James and Margaret McCoubrey and he was a Protestant.  At the 1901 Census James was at home with his parents and younger brother William. Ten years later he was still at home, 35 Main Street, Ballymoney and working as a painter.  Age 20 he was at home with 12 year old brother William his parents and two boarders.  James mar…

Ep. 145 – Stories from the Bo’ness War Memorial – Alan Gow & Robert Jardine


Alan Gow and Robert Jardine about their book (written with Richard Hannah) on the lives and war service of the men who commemorated on the Bo’ness War Memorial, West Lothian.

29 April 1917 : 2nd Lieut. John Guy Campbell


Only son of John (an accountant) and Agnes (née Guy) of 48 Granville Park, Blackheath. At the 1901 Census, John and his older sister Annie lived with their parents and aunt.  John was educated at Christ’s Hospital and then worked for the Union Bank of Australia. 5 August 1914 he joined the 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons) …

Frontline or Field ambulance? Where were Chaplains best placed to help?


On 25th April 1915 Father William Joseph Finn became the first British military chaplain to be killed in action in the First World War. His death ignited a debate that continues to resonate with chaplains who serve the Armed Forces in the present day – where are they best placed to help?   Above: Father William Finn and the cemetery at V Beach at…

Death of a Princess: The Destruction of HMS Princess Irene 27 May 1915


In May 1913 the Canadian Pacific Railway had placed an order with Denny’s of Dumbarton for two new ships for their route on the Pacific coast between Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. The ships were elegant and well appointed three-funnelled vessels 350 feet long with a 54 foot beam and displacing 5,500 tons. Oil-fuelled boilers drove two propellers…