Editor’s Introduction

  • Great Uncle Albert Cooksey 1/King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Communication Lines (Letters to the Editor)

  • Census Returns

Unknown Soldiers - a 1918 Draft By Tim Lynch

Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada - A Self-Guided Tour by Phillip Robinson and Nigel Cave

Loos to St.Eloi - The Experience of Saxon 123. Infantries - Division on the Western Front, 1915-16 (Part 3) - Winter in Wytschaete Salient by Andrew and Michael Lucas

Captain Richard Wain VC - A Penarth Hero by Dr Jonathan Hicks

The Camera Returns (80) Ormskirk railway station, Lancashire 1915 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

1 July 1916 - The Somme War Diaries. Unvarnished Accounts of the British Army’s Worst Day by Martin Mace and John Grehan

Great War Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Burials and Memorials Associated with Castle Bromwich Aerodrome, Birmingham (Part I) by Christopher John

  • Lieutenant Raymond Tenney Balch 
  • Second Lieutenant William Moorwood Staniforth
  • Alexander Williamson 
  • Corporal Clifford Norman Ryder 
  • Second Lieutenant Lucien Herbert Higgs 
  • Second Lieutenant David K.Billings 
  • Second Lieutenant Percy Charles Moynihan
  • Captain Edwin Tufnell Hayne
  • Major Maurice Naismith Perrin 

War Art - 313870 Gunner Vivian John Cummings, 3rd Canadian Expeditionary Force by David and Judith Cohen

Wolverhampton Cousins on the Western Front

  • Captain Sydney John Sankey, 1 / 6 Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment (TF)

  • Second Lieutenant Harold Bantock Sankey, 241 Brigade Royal Field Artillery by Christ Twigg

A Curious Hybrid: the Special Reservist 1908-1914 by Geoffrey Fox

A Line of the Times: front line, front line or frontline ? By Henry Daniels

Not Forgotten - Lieutenant Albert Isaacs by Irina Shub

Garrison Library (First World War books reviewed)

  • The Other Side of the Wire Vol.2. The Battle of the Somme with the German XIV Reserve Corps, 1 July 1916 by Ralph J.Whitehead
  • The Kaiser's Reluctant Conscript by Dominick Richert
  • With Bayonets Fixed. The 12th and 13th Battalions of the Durham Light Infantry in the Great War by John Sheen 
  • The Clergy in Khaki, New Perspective on British Army Chaplains in the First World War by Michael Snape and Edward Madigan (Eds.)
  • The Zimmerman Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy and America's Entry into World War I by Thomas Boghart
  • The Blue Beast: Power and Passion in the Great War by Jonathan Walker
  • Dorothea's War. The diary of a First World War Nurse by Richard Crewdson 
  • The diary and scrapbooks of Cordelia Leigh 1914-1919 by Cordelia Leigh
  • Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the 4th Marine Brigade in World War I by George B Clark (Ed.) 
  • Battle Lines: The Western Front by Car and on Foot: Ypres - Nieuwpoort to Ploegsteert by Jon Cooksey & Jerry Murland 
  • I Survived the Somme - A Secret Diary of a Tommy by Charles Meeres 
  • The 2nd Devons War Diary. The 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and its lost men, 1914-1919 by Martin Body
  • At War with the 16th Irish Division 1914-1918. The Staniforth Letters by Richard Grayson (Ed.)
  • Soldiers of Song. The Dumbells and other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War by Jason Wilson 
  • Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War Medal of Honor Hero by John Lewis Barkley
  • Raiding on the Western Front by Anthony Saunders
  • The Devil's Carnival: The First Hundred Days of Armageddon - 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, August - December 1914
  • Slaughter on the Somme, 1 July 1916: The Complete War Diaries of the British Army's Worst Day by Martin Mace and John Grehan 

Short Notices

  • Chasing von Lettow-Vorbeck. The Story of Harold Downs’ Great War Service in East Africa with the 11th Hull Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery by Sgt Harold Downs DCM
  • Love Tommy: Letters Home from the Great War to the Present Day by Andrew Roberts (Ed.)
  • Walter Tull Scrapbook by Michael Morgan
  • Tracing Your First World War Ancestors by Simon Fowler
  • We are the Dead - Poems and Paintings from Great War, 1914-1918 by David Roberts
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