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15th Indian Division

History of the 15th Indian Division This Division was formed on 7 May 1916 and replaced the 12th Indian Division, which had been serving on the River Euphrates front in Mesopotamia. Two of the brigades…


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Officer training in the British Army of 1914-1918

As the British Army expanded so greatly during the period 1914-1916 and suffered the continual loss of officer casualties, a most serious problem developed in producing men who could lead and command, both as officers and NCO’s….


Review of “Suvla 15”

Suvla 15 by Wayne Osborne Published 2015 by Salient Books, Beeston, Nottingham ISBN 978-0-9574459-5-6 Paperback, 195pp including appendices, bibliography, index In the deluge of books on the Great War that are being published during these…


Review of “The Fighting Pioneers”

The Fighting Pioneers The story of the 7th Battalion DLI by Clive Dunn published by Pen & Sword Military, 2015 ISBN 978 147382 348 8 Hardback 222 pages plus appendices: list of awards, Boer War…


“On the road from Pop. to Ypres”

“The Ration Carriers” by “DHR”, published in The Wipers Times, or Salient News, No 1 Volume 1, Saturday 12th February 1916. A poem to remember if you are thinking about a man who served in…


What was a regiment of Yeomanry?

The Yeomanry regiments were mounted units of the Territorial Force. The composition details given below come from “War Establishments of the Scottish Horse Mounted Brigade” dated August 1915 but apply to all such regiments. Regimental…



Review of “Captured Germans”

Captured Germans: British POW camps in the First World War by the late Norman Nicol published by Pen & Sword Military, 2017 ISBN (hardback) 978 1 78346 348 0 Hardback, 360 pages, illustrated, no index…


Stumbling towards victory

Stumbling towards victory: the final year of the Great War edited by Martyn Lawrence published by the Trustees of the Royal Armouries, 2018 paperback ISBN 978-0-94809-2879 128 pages, illustrated, no index reviewed by Chris Baker This is…


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Frank Hubert Wilson

This whole site is dedicated to the memory of Frank Hubert Wilson. Frank was born in Birmingham in September 1879. At the time of the Great War, he was married and living at 1 Back of…