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15 August 1917 : Pte Samuel Young, 7th Bn. Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)

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He enlisted into the Sussex Regiment (as 11948) at Tunbridge Wells in the spring of 1916 He transferred to the Leinsters upon embarking on active service. He saw action during the Battle of Messines in June 1917. Pte. Young was wounded in action during Third Ypres. On 15th August 1917 he died of his wounds in hospital at Étaples. He is buried …


21 August 1918 : Sgt Sebastian Mitterhofer, 7 Komp, Kgl Bay 10 Inf Regt ‘König'.

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Born on 7 June 1887, Sebastian was from Dachau. An active reservist at the outbreak of war and, therefore, he saw service from the very earliest days of the war. He was married with one child.  He was in action from August 1914 in Lorraine, then on the Meuse, at Verdun, the Somme, Arras, Third Ypres, Cambrai, Dixmude and Verdun (1918) to August …


10 November 1917 : Theodor Schwarzmuller

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A book-keeper before the war, Theodor was called into service in the Autumn of 1914 and saw frontline service as from November 1914. First engaged during the latter stages of the 1st Battle of Ypres, he remained on the Western Front and took part in several major engagements during which he gained the Iron Cross 2nd Class. Theodor was grievously …


16 November 1917 : Pte Joseph Williams

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Joseph was a carter employed by Barnoldswick Council prior to enlistment. He was conscripted into service at Halifax on 7 June 1916 and, after training with the 3rd West Ridings, was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and sent to France on 13 November 1916. After arriving at Etaples, he was attached to 255 Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers in the Vim…


20 November 1917 : Pte Stephen Carroll

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The son of Luke Carroll (a brick maker) and Amelia Ann (née Walsh).  Stephen enlisted into the Special Reserve on 20 July 1914. Age 5 at the 1901 England Census, Stephen lived with his parents, his father Luke now a brick seller and infant brother and four boarders in Burnley.  Age 15 at the 1911 England Census, Stephen still lived at home, with…


28 November 1917 James Metcalfe died of his wounds on this day

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Born at Cray, Yorkshire, on 5 November 1883, James emigrated to Masterston, New Zealand at the turn of the century and was employed as a labourer in Whahataki at the time of the outbreak of war. He enlisted into the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 12 October 1915 and embarked for Egypt on 5 February 1916. After several weeks in Egypt, he was transfer…


050: September 1997

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Lancashire North Despatch Issue 19: May 2017

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Lancashire North Branch Issue 19: May 2017 Despatch The RAMC at Messines during the 1917 Offensive by Lancashire born artist Gilbert Rogers is the basis for May 2017's frontispiece and Gilbert’s story is on the back page.  Also read inside about the German naval raid on a North Sea convoy in October 1917; the death of Lieutenant Punchard of the 1/…


The Generals. John Terraine's 1982 Address to The Western Front Association

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 [This piece, a transcript of John Terraine's 1982 address, first appeared in Stand To! No. 7 Spring 1983 pp.4- 7] IMAGE (Photo: IWM Q9689) Haig and his Army Commanders at Cambrai, 11 November 1918. First and second rows, left to right: Plumer (Second Army), Byng (Third Army), Haig, Birdwood (Fifth Army), Rawlinson (Fourth Army), Horne (First A…


6 December 1917: Pte Walter Catlow

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An employee of Messrs Eastwood Ltd, Carriage Proprietors in Burnley, Lancashire, Walter Catlow  He enlisted into the 8th Bn East Lancs, in September 1914 and he travelled with them to France on 1 August 1915. Walter saw his first frontline service in the Foncquevillers sector, and he was a participant in the Battles of the Somme (1916) and Arras (1…


27 December 1915 : Cpl Daniel Dover MM

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Daniel was born in 1887 to mother Anne Jane. In 1901, the family lived at 19 Oak Mount St, Burnley. In 1911, now a widower, after the death of her husband Frederick in 1905, Anne lived with her two children Daniel and Florence at 20 Brougham St, Burnley.  Daniel was employed as a weaver, Daniel enlisted into the King's Own Scottish Borderers in Se…


1917: Right Story, Wrong Location

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The following piece, by military historian Andrew Rawson discusses the location implied in the new film '1917'. I am no fan of the majority of modern World War I films, because errors and inconsistencies with the facts irritate me. However, they do bring pleasure to a great many and even introduce new people to this important period of history. I …


Ypres Salient Tank Memorial unveiled at Poelcapelle 10 October 2009

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This article by Rob Kirk first appeared ten years ago in Bulletin 86 : Feb/March 2010 pp 8 -10. Members receive Bulletin, the member magazine of The Western Front Association, three times a year. It is also available to Digital Members as a PDF.  Ypres Salient Tank Memorial unveiled at Poelcapelle The unveiling of the Tank Memorial at Poelcapell…


Ep.200 - Logistics during the Messines - Third Ypres Campaign - Rob Thompson

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Historian Rob Thompson talks about how the British army supplied logistics and material for the Messines/Third Ypres Campaign of 1917. Your browser does not support the audio element. Gunners of the Royal Garrison Artillery unloading shell…