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21 October 1916 : L/Cpl William Beck

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William Beck's family moved to Walthamstow and he attended Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1902-1907. At the 1911 Census William, age 18, was working as a metal polisher. He was the oldest of eight children.  William enlisted as a private at the start of the war in the 8th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment and during two years of service he achie…


006: Winter 1982:

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‘The Black Man’, ‘The Brat’ and Londoners on the Somme

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Reflections on the Capture of Thiepval, September 1916 by Prof Peter Simkins. I have long been interested in 18th (Eastern) Division’s capture of the village of Thiepval in September 1916. Indeed, my well-known fascination with 18th Division has prompted some fellow historians, such as Gary Sheffield, to refer to the formation as ‘Simmo’s Own’. Th…


'Missing-Died-Survived. The Senior Brothers and The Great War' by Guy Senior

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‘Missing-Died-Survived’ is a rich, complex, family story told by the the grandson of the brother that survived. In his new book, Guy Senior, weaves together a collection of letters home from the Western Front, qualified with original records and privately held photographs from family, and family friends.  Joseph Senior served alongside Norman Ma…