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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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