Search results for Rouen.

Brothers In War reviewed by Michelle Young

/world-war-i-book-reviews/brothers-in-war-reviewed-by-michelle-young/

ISBN: 978 0 09 190884 3  SB426pp £7.99 Published by Elbury Press.   Edited by Michael WalshThis book follows the lives of the eight Beechey brothers, sons of a Lincolnshire vicar and his wife. The boys were part of a family of 14 children. The book is based around letters sent to their widowed mother by the boys, the letters having been preserved …


8 December 1917: Pte John William Sugden, 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (W Riding) Regt

/on-this-day/8-december-1917-pte-john-william-sugden-26th-bn-duke-of-wellingtons-w-riding-regt/

John Sugden was employed in his family business prior to his conscription into the army in March 1916. After training, he was sent to the Western Front in February 1917 and saw action during the Battle of Arras, the Hindenburg Line operations and the Battle of Cambrai before being wounded in action near Cambrai. Evacuated to 45 Casualty Clearing S…


6790 Sgt John Robert (Bannister) Lavender

/on-this-day/6790-sgt-john-robert-bannister-lavender/

Robert was born in Burnley in 1880 the son of a nut and bolt maker. He had three young brothers James, Harry, Gilbert and three younger sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. Before the war he had been in the 1st Bn Cameronians serving in Mauritius and South Africa. He was married to Jenny. Sergeant (Bannister) Lavender was wounded whilst on ‘trench holding…


14 May 1918: 57094 Pte. Charles Henry Barrett, 9th Bn, North Staffordshire Regt

/on-this-day/14-may-1918-57094-pte-charles-henry-barrett-9th-bn-north-staffordshire-regt/

Charles was born in 1893. He was a miner from Burnley, Lancashire,  He was conscripted into service in October 1917 and served at the front as from April 1918. Trench holding in the Hebuterne Sector, he was wounded in action in May 1918 and died of wounds in hospital at Rouen on 14th May 1918. Charles is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Ro…


28 May 1917 2nd Lt Robert Hilary Lockhart Whitelaw, Household Battalion

/on-this-day/28-may-1917-2nd-lt-robert-hilary-lockhart-whitelaw-household-battalion/

From Monkland, Nairn, Robert was born at Tibbermore, Perthshire in 1895. The son of William and Gertrude Whiteland, their home in 1901 was in Kensington where his mother was with her four children and 11 domestic servants including 2 nurses (the youngest was 2), three housemaids, a butler, footman, tutor, a kitchen maid, cook and sewing hard.  At …