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Bangour War Hospital 1914-1918

Formation By the beginning of the twentieth century the problem of mental illness in Edinburgh had become acute, and the need for a new psychiatric hospital was pressing. Situated 14 miles from Edinburgh in hilly…



Review of “Victory on the Western Front”

Victory on the Western Front: the development of the British Army 1914-1918 by (Dr) Michael Senior published by Pen & Sword Military, 2016 ISBN 978 1 78340 065 2 Hardback. 209pp plus appendices, end notes,…


Review of contrasting books on Warwick in the Great War

Coventry and Warwickshire 1914-1919: local aspects of the Great War, volumes 1 and 2 edited by Chris Holland with essays from Janet Leith, Janet Courtney, Susan Tall, James Sambrook, Gillian Ashley-Smith, Jeromy Hassell, Philip Spinks,…


Review of “Britain’s quest for oil”

Britain’s quest for oil: the First World War and the Peace Conferences by Martin Gibson published by Helion & Company, 2017 in the Wolverhampton Military Studies series ISBN (hardback) 978 1 911512 07 3 Hardback….


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The South Irish Horse

August 1914 : based in Dublin, the regiment was strictly a unit of the Special Reserve. No Territorial Force regiments of the Yeomanry were established in Ireland and the South Irish Horse provided a mounted…


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…


Review of “Faces from the Front”

Faces from the Front Harold Gillies, the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup, and the origins of modern plastic surgery by Andrew Bamji published by Helion & Company, October 2017 Hardback ISBN 978 1 911512 66 0 202…


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Aircraft Repair Depots

Southern Aircraft Repair Depot Jersey Brow, South Farnborough Renamed as 1 (Southern) Aircraft Repair Depot in October 1917 Often appears in men’s service records as SARD or 1(S)ARD Northern Aircraft Repair Depot Formed December 1916…