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Thursday 30 September 1915 - We Lost 668

Captain ‘the Honorable’ Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes (Buckinghamshire Hussars attached Coldstream Guards) a Member of Parliament for St Austell and Mid Cornwall since 1908 dies of wounds at age 35.  970 more words

Victoria Cross

Monday 27 September 1915 - We lost 1,606

HMS Caribbean sinks in heavy sea 35 miles off Cape Wrath in Northern Scotland killing 15 crew members.  Among those killed is Stoker 1st Class Stuart Chandler killed at age 22.  1,596 more words

#40 – Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

“They’re changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, Christopher Robin went down with Alice”; the words of the popular poem by A.A. Milne.  I can hear it going round in my head right now.  1,374 more words


How to train your 2nd cornets

As a busy summer of marching looms again, a fresh set of marches have found their way into the repertoire. This one, ‘Great Big David’, has a predictably Welsh theme to it, and features the tune ‘David of the White Rock’ in the trio section. 388 more words


"Someone is thinking of you"

As some might gather from my previous blog my father died in February after a short illness. He was 93. Some might say it was a good age, and indeed it is, but it’s still a shock when it happens. 959 more words

Friday 12 February 1915 - We Lost 109

Thirty-four British naval aeroplanes attack Ostend, Zeebrugge and other points in Belgium.

The Welsh Guards regiment is first formed.

Today’s highlighted casualty is

 Ordinary Seaman Ernest Strike (Royal Naval Division) dies of illness at home at age 19. 15 more words

Royal Naval Division

Guarding his childhood

His Mam and I are in the middle of a debate.

One one side there’s the unpleasant fantasy: the unrestrained, unexplained violence that comes with the playground’s Superhero obsession, which is both deeply unhealthy and entirely inappropriate for little kids. 349 more words