Contents

Use 'Labels' (right) to filter posts by subject. Alternatively, use this 'Index' to browse a list of articles. They are generally grouped by Regiment and in subject chronological order. An additional Names Index can also be searched if looking for individuals.


Cheshire Yeomanry


Gloucestershire Regiment

  • Great Wave Of Patriotism - Patriotic fervour in Bristol as Lord Derby's 'Group Scheme' for recruitment closes in 1915. Gloucestershire Regiment gains a new recruit, William Britton.
  • Civilian to Soldier - Mobilisation and training with the 16th (Reserve) Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment at Chisledon Camp, Spring 1916.
  • 13th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment - Notes on the origins of the Pioneer Battalion and its departure to France, March 1916
  • The Boar's Head - Notes on attack on German Front Line, North of the Boar's Head, June 1916
  • A fateful transfer... - 2/6th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment near Arras, October 1917
  • Coolness and Courage - A Company, 2/6th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, raid enemy trenches, October 1917
  • The night was fineThanks to contemporary trench maps and satellite imagery it is possible to find the exact site of a trench raid of October 1917, which is open farmland today.

10th (Shropshire & Cheshire Yeomanry) Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry


Merchant Navy

  • A Man of the Sea - Frank Burgess Platt's long career with the Merchant Navy lasted until he was 66

South Lancashire Regiment

  • Salonika Bound - Joseph Minshall enlists with the 9th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment, December 1915 

Subject Index (Chronological Order)

  • Sunshine and Tears - An injured Trooper's experience in a military hospital. Wounded Belgians plight and the sacking of Louvain, November 1914
  • Yarmouth Bombardment and Mormon Spies! - Imperial German Navy target Great Yarmouth and possible spies captured, November 1914
  • Zeppelin Savagery - "The long-threatened German aerial raid upon England has taken place at last", January 1915
  • The Best Parade of the Day - With the Army School of Physical and Bayonet Training at Aldershot, October 1915
  • Great Wave Of Patriotism - Patriotic fervour in Bristol as Lord Derby's 'Group Scheme' for recruitment closes in 1915.
  • Pioneer Spirit - The work of the Pioneers, by a Private in a Pioneer Battalion (1917)
  • Cadet Class, Cairo - The Imperial School of Instruction was at Zeitoun, a suburb of Cairo