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Sunday 22 October 1916 - We Lost 657

A French lorry loaded with 3,000 pounds of aircraft bombs in the middle of a Serbian Army camp at Ostrevo, Serbia catches fire. Efforts to beat out the flames with earth are ineffective, and after the fire has been burning for seven or eight minutes and bomb cases are already involved Major Lewis Bearne DSO (Army Service Corps) Private Albert Usher (Army Service Corps) run up with extinguishers. 299 more words


Thursday 19 October 1916 - We Lost 507

The Cunard liner Alaunia strikes a mine two miles off the Royal Sovereign Lightship, Sussex.  Despite attempts to beach the ship and tow it to shore with tugs the captain finally orders the ship to be abandoned.  383 more words

Victoria Cross


Career is a one way path which leads to single decision and entirely impacts our life in the term of achievements and income. Basically, choosing a career offers you precise guidance and impressive career objectives. 344 more words

Nautical Science Course in India

Science and technology has been influencing each and every zone on this world from communication to transportation. The way we create, watch, listen and travel; it has been playing a very eminent role for us since inception. 272 more words

Charles Maitland

I came across this war grave in Girvan Old Churchyard and it looked a good candidate for some further research.
Charles Maitland was born in Patrick on Christmas Day 1893 and at the time of his death was the 4th engineer on the SS Clan Cumming… 51 more words

'Merchant Navy"

Sunday 1 October 1916 - We Lost 1,460

The Battle of Ancre Heights which will last until 11th November begins. Troops of the 26th Brigade (8th & 9th Royal Fusiliers) occupy Gird and the Gird support trenches in readiness for the next phase of the Battle of the Somme. 873 more words

Canadian Army

I've written a book. Now I've got to sell it

You might think being an author is a big enough challenge in itself what with all that research and writing but that is only part of what is required of a writer in 2016. 406 more words