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11 December 1917: Pte William Simons


Moving to Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, William was employed as a spinning overlooker and was a keen member of a local brass band. He lived with his father on Wighill Street.  William enlisted in the local territorials (with whom he was a member of the regimental band) and he was sent to France in about March 1917. On 3 May 1917, William was po…

13 December 1914: Cpl Jean Claud Corraud


Jean Corraud was a member of the territorials at the time of the outbreak of war. He transferred to the 168th Regiment d'infanterie at some point between 3 and 18 August 1914, Jean served for his whole war on the Argonne front from September 1914. As part of the 2nd Battalion, he was killed in action during an attack in the Bois de Mort-Mare …

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Territorials in 1915 by Dr Bill Mitchinson


The WFA's Youtube channel continues to attract interest, with over 2600 subscribers.  In the latest video that has just been launched, Dr Bill Mitchinson talks about the Territorial Force in 1915. In early 1915, there were about 39 Territorial battalions in France, which amounted to about a quarter of the BEF. The rapid expansion of the army in…

Kitchener’s Army by Peter Simkins


  359 pp. Casebound. £37.50.  Manchester University Press 1988 19 Photos  ISBN 0 7190 2637 7 [This review by Gary Sheffield first appeared in Stand To! No. 25 Spring 1989] Peter Simkins will be well known to many readers of Stand To! as the Historian at the Imperial War Museum; many students of the Great War, including this reviewer, have ben…