Winter operations, 1914-15 (Western Front)

…countless numbers of German soldiers were killed, their bodies never found. The shells and debris also churned and fell on the old battleground of 1914 and the weathered, broken skeletons…

Sir Ian Hamilton’s Third Gallipoli Despatch

…put on shore as many fighting men as our modest holding at Anzac could possibly accommodate or provision. All the work was done by Australian and New Zealand soldiers almost…

Training Reserve formed in September 1916

…Young Soldier 7th 9th (Reserve) Bn, the East Yorkshire Regiment Rugeley TR/5 7th Young Soldier 8th 11th (Reserve) Bn, the KOYLI Rugeley TR/5 8th Young Soldier 9th 11th (Reserve) Bn,…

Renumbering of the Territorial Force in 1917

…a regular or TF soldier for the purposes of renumbering, allocated blocks of numbers to TF units for renumbering their soldiers and set out the rules for future numbering changes….

A soldier’s life 1914-1918

…understanding your soldier’s story: ‘The house that love built’ Common British Army acronyms and abbreviations Letter prefixes to soldier’s numbers Was your soldier paid a bounty? Discontinuation of discharges on…