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Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Dinapore, India. Returned to England, landing Plymouth on 19 November 1914. Moved to Winchester and came under orders of 81st Brigade in 27th Division….


King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Lucknow, India. Returned to England, landing at Plymouth on 28 December 1914. Moved to Warley in Essex and came under orders of 87th Brigade,…



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With the ASC Remounts – one man’s experience

Our friend Tony Lund kindly supplied this information. See more background on the ASC Remounts Service Boer War veteran James McKenzie was a reservist in 1914. He was mobilised and sent to serve with the…


The Battle of Romani, 4-5 August 1916

Background In December 1915 there was a change of plan on the British side as far as the Egyptian theatre was concerned (see the Defence of the Suez Canal). A Commission under Major-General Sir Henry…


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Sir John French’s fourth despatch (First Ypres)

The fourth Despatch of Field Marshal Sir John French, Commander in Chief of the British Armies in France and Flanders. Printed in the Second Supplement to the London Gazette of 27 November 1914. It covered…


South African forces in the British Army

In 1902, just twelve years before Great Britain declared war, the armies of Britain and the Boer Republics (Transvaal and Orange Free State) had been fighting each other in the Second Boer War. There had…


6th Australian Division

Although it was first mooted in May 1916 and the idea was revived in February 1917, the formation of a sixth Australian Division never fully succeeded. Australia had democratically rejected  the introduction of conscription on…


Review of two new titles on the Aisne battlefields

The Nivelle offensive and the Battle of the Aisne 1917 A battlefield guide to the Chemin des Dames by Andrew Uffindell published by Pen & Sword Military in 2015 paperback ISBN 978-1-78303-034-7 pages 197 including…


Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC

This page is dedicated to the memory of Noel Godfrey Chavasse, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached the 1/10th King’s (Liverpool Regiment), the Liverpool Scottish. One of just three men to have been twice awarded the…