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Friday 24 May 1918 We Lost 376

Captain Thomas Colvill-Jones (Royal Air Force) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 20.  He is an 11-victory ace and his brother will be killed in November of this year. 319 more words

Military Cross

Private Herbert Doble, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards

In less than a week after the start of the German Spring Offensive on the 21st March 1918, four bellringers from Somerset had died. Private George Fountain… 1,978 more words

First World War

Wednesday 27 March 1918 We Lost 2,526

Second Lieutenant Alan Arnett McLeod, while flying with his observer, Lieutenant Arthur W Hammond MC, attacks hostile formations with bombs and machine gun fire.  He is assailed at a height of 5,000 feet by eight enemy triplanes which dive at him from all directions, firing from their front guns.  1,427 more words


The Welsh Guards

Happy birthday Welsh Guards! For it was on this day, 26 February 1915, that Wales’ first and only Guards regiment became active, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Murray Threipland. 1,027 more words

Dusty Corners...

One of the joys (for me, anyway) of researching and then writing on local history topics (for publication, hopefully) is treading a path that has not been heavily used. 205 more words

Henry Coombe-Tennant

Wow! Deep stuff...

Henry Coombe-Tennant gained a double first degree at Cambridge University in moral sciences. My research into his life is ongoing but he seems to have been greatly impressed by the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, probably the leading philosopher of the 20th century. 77 more words

Saturday 15 December 1917 We Lost 385

The steamship Formby is sunk by the German submarine U-62 twenty miles west northwest of Bardsey Island with the loss of fifteen lives including her Master. 220 more words

New Zealand Army