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043: April 1995

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Dig Hill 80 Project Whitesheet, 2018

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In 2015, during test trenching, a team
of archaeologists discovered a well- preserved German strongpoint at a ridge top near the village of Wijtschate (also known as Wytschaete – or ‘Whitesheet’ to the British). What the archaeologists had stumbled upon was unique; a piece of the formidable trench fortress that had remained virtually untouched s…


Understanding the Ypres Salient. An Illuminating Battlefield Guide

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Reviewed by Stephen Broomfield. On receiving this book my first thought was ‘Oh – yet another guide to the Ypres Salient’: I was perhaps a little unfair. This is a valuable guide. As might be expected, with Helion’s excellent production values – all maps and photographs are in colour and very clearly-produced. It is also of a size that will easily…


5 May 1915 Pte Herbert M Wightwick, 5th Bn CEF

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Born in Hastings, Sussex on 27 August 1885, Herbert emigrated to Canada where, at the time of the outbreak of war, he was employed as a clerk in Red Deer, Alberta. He enlisted at Red Deer into the Canadian Army and was attested at Valcartier on 22 September 1914. With the 5th Bn CEF, Herbert sailed from Quebec on 3 October 1914 and after harbourin…


23 May 1917: 13277 Sgt John Hudson, 9th & 10th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regt.

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13277 Sgt John Hudson, 9th & 10th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regt. Born at Cononley, North Yorkshire in 1895, John was a builder living in Bradley-in-Craven at the time of his enlistment. Enlisting at the beginning of the war, John was serving on the Western Front by mid-1915. Wounded by gas and shrapnel during the phosgene attack of…


28 June 1916 : Pte David Winton

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David emigrated to Canada in May 1910. Son of David (a farmer) and Eliza Winton, of Cloney, Tobermore, Ireland. At the 1901 Cencus, age 10, he was living in Clooney, Tobermore, Londonderry with his parents, older brother William and younger sister Mary. The family were Presbyteranean (sic) A labourer living in Toronto at the time of his enlistme…


Ralph Lomas

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              Ralph says that in the seventies a family friend, a Dunkirk veteran, told the story of his father, who had served in the 1st Essex Bn and died in Flanders in January 1918 and recommended Lynn Macdonald's book 'Passchendaele'. Ralph said that he remembers the veteran's stories stirred his imagination. In 1984 a small group tr…


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…


Talbot House needs your help

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Due to open on Thursday, 16 April, but unable to open its ambitious new permanent exhibition due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown Talbot House is now eager to raise funds to get through this difficult period. Investment over winter into a new permanent exhibition was funded on the expectation of a healthy cash flow for the opening months of th…