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Middlesex Regiment football battalions

Posted on: 27, October, 2019
23rd Middlesex Regiment

Football battalions The Middlesex Regiment raised two football battalions during the First World War. The 17th Battalion at Fulham town hall on the 12th December 1914 and the 23rd Battalion a few months later in June 1915. The notion of a footballers’ battalion had sprung from the belief that the young men who kicked a […]

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The Holman brothers of East Ham

Posted on: 6, October, 2019
William Holman, Thomas Holman, Arthur Holman

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right, brothers William Holman, Thomas Holman and Arthur Holman. William Holman When the 1911 census was taken, the Holman family was living […]

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Remembering Edward WyndhamTennant, Adrian Carton de Wiart and Victor White

Posted on: 22, September, 2019
Edward Wyndham Tennant, Victor White, Adrian Carton de Wiart

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: Edward  Wyndham Tennant, Adrian Carton de Wiart and Victor White. Edward Wyndham Tennant The poet Edward Wyndham Tennant was killed in […]

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Remembering Percy Jeeves, Cyril Lowe, and James Smithwick

Posted on: 14, September, 2019
Cyril Lowe, Percy Jeeves, James Smithwick

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: Percy Jeeves, Cyril Lowe, and James Smithwick. Percy Jeeves P G Wodehouse’s famous butler Jeeves was based on the real-life Percy […]

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317 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Audregnies 1919

Posted on: 5, September, 2019
317 Brigade, RFA 1919

This photograph shows the sergeants – and two officers – of 317 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in Audregnies in February 1919. This crop is from a larger mounted image which bears the stamp of the photographer, DELISSE of 15, Rue de l’abattoir 7380 Quievrain, Belgium.  On the reverse of the photograph is a hand-written message […]

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Remembering Oliver Brooke, Henry Williamson & William Newby

Posted on: 1, September, 2019
Oliver Brooke, Henry Williamson, William Newby

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: Oliver Brooke, Henry Williamson and William Newby. Oliver Brooke Adverts for Phosferine ran in various publications during and after the First […]

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Remembering Alastair Innes-Ker, Edgar Willson & James Hattersley-Smith

Posted on: 12, August, 2019
Innes-Ker, Willson and Hattersley-Smith

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: Alastair Innes-Ker, Edgar Willson and James Hattersley-Smith Alastair Innes-Ker This photograph of Lord Alastair Innes-ker of the Royal Horse Guards was […]

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Edgar T Paul MC, DCM

Posted on: 23, July, 2019
Edgar T Paul

There’s an estimate of £6000 to £8000 on this impressive group to Captain and Adjutant Edgar T Paul of the 1st Somerset Light Infantry. Formerly RQMS and RSM, the group comprises an MC and bar, DCM, QSA with clasps for Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladsymith, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, and Transvaal; KSA, 1914 Star […]

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Remembering John Ralphs, David Crowther and John McDonnell

Posted on: 29, June, 2019
Crowther, McDonnell, Ralphs

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: John Ralphs, David Crowther and John McConnell. John Ralphs The man with the fine moustache is John Ralphs who, when this photograph was […]

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Remembering C R Tilson, John Harling, Herbert Darbyshire and Frederick Osborne

Posted on: 11, June, 2019
Tilson, Harling, Osborne, Darbyshire

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at four of the men I have remembered recently; from left to right: C R Tilson, John Harling, and Herbert Darbyshire and Frederick Osborne. C R Tilson (and pal) These men are serving with the Training […]

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