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011: Summer 1984

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062: September 2001

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Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions in British Divisions 1914-1918

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It is well recorded that despite a dubious disciplinary record, Australian troops were amongst the most effective of those available to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. [1] This observation is at odds with the example of the Guards Division which also had a favourable reputation, but whose discipline was strict.[2] It is therefore potentially useful…


110: October 2017 Special Edition

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111: March 2018

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8 January 1917: PTE James Tongue

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Pte 11850 J. Tongue of the 1st King's Liverpool Regiment was executed after a trial for desertion, the execution taking place between 6.30 and 7.45 am at Brailly on 8 January 1917. 'The case is a bad one' wrote the commander of the Fifth Army. 'I am unable to concur in the view that a man who has been passed fit for General Service can be excused …


ONLINE: The Court Martial of Willie Stones and the 'DLI 6'

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The presentation will be live and online. This is a recreation by WFA volunteers of the transcript of two courts martial. The first is the famous case of Willie Stones (who famously claimed he blocked the trench with his rifle to stop pursuing Germans) and the second is a "mass" court martial of six men from the DLI. These are delivered "back to b…


22 April 1915 : Pte Albert Troughton

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Son of Nathaniel Troughton (coal Miner) and Ann Elizabeth (née Warner)  At the 1901 Census that family lived at 59 Eden Street, Coventry At the time of the 1911 Census (and of their son’s death) Nathaniel, Ann and other members of the family lived at 14 Ash Grove, Stoney Station Road, Coventry. Albert was one of three boys and three girls.  Pte …