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5/6th Royal Scots raid on Groote Bamburgh Farm

Night 11-12 September 1917 This article describes a trench raid carried out by the 5/6th Battalion of the Royal Scots (32nd Division), which was under command of Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Fraser. The raid was…


Two officers killed accidentally by sentry

Several newspapers included details of a tragic story from an inquest held at a Police Court on Monday 25 January 1915. This example is from the “Manchester Evening News”: Harris was charged with causing the death…


Lives lost from the “Manitou”, 16 April 1915

On 17 April 1915, the British ship “Manitou”, carrying 147th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery and the transport section of the 2nd Battalion of the South Wales Borderers, was approached by the Ottoman Turkish…


Tragic incident at Crouy, 1 July 1918

This page records the events of a dreadful incident that occurred on 1 July 1918, many miles behind the trenches of the Western Front. It involves the 7th Cavalry Brigade. The case is also noteworthy…