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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…


Norfolk Regiment

Regimental Depot Britannia Barracks, Norwich Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Holywood, Belfast. Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division. Landed at Le Havre August 1914. Moved with Division to Italy…


Official registration of death

The death of a soldier was registered in the same way as a civilian (even if he lost his life overseas) and a copy death certificate can be ordered from the General Register Office (England…


Casualty lists

What are these records? The casualty returns from units in the field were compiled into lists that were produced by the War Office and reproduced in many newspapers. They include the names of men killed,…


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Entrenching Battalions before 1918

Please beware that this page is a work in progress. The information contained is accurate but incomplete. I shall add other battalions and details as I discover snippets of information. General On 9 August 1915…


Gazetteer of the Western Front: Le Touquet

This page is about the hamlet of Le Touquet, which is in Belgium – if only just, for it is very close to the border with France. It is not the same as the much…


Herefordshire Regiment

Depot and Company locations The regiment was unusual in that it was a represented by a single unit of the Territorial Force. It had no regular army component other than the small permanent cadre of…