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024: Winter 1988


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065: September 2002


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25 April 1919:


Cecil was born in September 1891 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire his father, Joel was a butcher. After leaving school Cecil joined the business as an assistant. Cecil had two youunger sisters and two younger brothers. In December 1916 he married 28 year old May Swingler Hircock.  Cecil joined the 152nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in …

17 May 1917 : Gnr Dennis Albert Holgate


Son of Joseph Holgate (a limestone quarryman) from Yorkshire and Elizabeth. At the 1901 Census three-year-old Dennis was living with his parents in Draughton, North Yorkshire with his 9 month old brother Frederick and two boarders - both working in the quarry alongside Joseph. At the 1911 Census, now 13, Dennis was at school. As well as ten year…

7 May 1918 : 2nd Lieut. John Leslie Godfrey


4th son of Joseth (a chartered secretary) and Louisa (née William) Godfrey from Finsbury Park. 1901 John was 6, and living at home with his parents, his 4 sisters and 3 brothers and a nursemaid.  1911 now age 16, John was living at home still with his parents, 4 sisters and 4 brothers, a visitor and 2 servants in their 14 roomed house, 31 Woodb…

Military Factsheets republished


Between 1983 and 2003 a series of sixteen 'Military Factsheets' were produced by The Western Front Association. These have been long out of print and have become very difficult to obtain. Despite the passage of time these factsheets remain extremely useful to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of aspects of the Great War.  Using digital techno…

ONLINE 'From Gunner to Guerrilla – Tom Barry’s Road to Rebellion' by Gerry White


    About the online talk: Tom Barry was one of the most significant and controversial figures on the republican side during the Irish War of Independence. As commander of the Flying Column of Cork No. 3 Brigade of the IRA, he conducted a number of successful operations against the forces of the Crown including the Kilmchael Ambush on 28 Novemb…

The Camera Returns No.25 by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy


    A battery of 18-pounder guns of the Royal Field Artillery moving up towards Mailly-Maillet to meet the German advance, 26 March 1918 (IWM Q8631) []    The view in 1984 outside Maily-Maillet looking towards Forceville. © Steve Wall and Bob Grundy    …