Shot at Dawn, La Clytte Military Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, La Clytte Military CemeteryRate this post Shot at Dawn, La Clytte Military Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private Leonard Mitchell, 8th Bn. Yorks and Lancs Regiment, executed for desertion 19/09/1917, Plot III. A. 2. The Shot at Dawn Memorial is a British Monument at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas, in Staffordshire, UK. It memorializes the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial…

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Shot at Dawn, Loker Churchyard

Shot at Dawn, Loker ChurchyardRate this post Shot at Dawn, Loker Churchyard Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private J. Byers of the 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers executed for desertion 06/02/1915, Plot 1. A. 1 Private A. Evans of the 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, executed for desertion, 06/02/1915. Plot 1. A. 2. Private G. E. Collins of the 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, executed for desertion 15/02/1915, Plot…

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Shot at Dawn, Dranoutre Military Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Dranoutre Military CemeteryRate this post Shot at Dawn, Dranoutre Military Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private F. Broadrick, 11th Bn. Warwickshire Regiment, executed for desertion on 01/081917, Plot 2. J. 24. The Shot at Dawn Memorial is a British Monument at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas, in Staffordshire, UK. It memorializes the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial for cowardice or…

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Shot at Dawn, Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) CemeteryRate this post Shot at Dawn, Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Rifleman Samuel McBride, 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, executed for desertion on 07/12/1916,  Row A. 17. The Shot at Dawn Memorial is a British Monument at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas, in Staffordshire, UK. It memorializes the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers…

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Shot at Dawn, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Lijssenthoek Military CemeteryRate this post Shot at Dawn, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery   Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private William Baker, 26th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, executed for desertion 14/08/1918, plot XXV. B. 22. The Shot at Dawn Memorial is a British Monument at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas, in Staffordshire, UK. It memorializes the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial for cowardice or…

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Shot at Dawn, Bleuet Farm Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Bleuet Farm CemeteryRate this post Shot at Dawn, Bleuet Farm Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private T. Hawkins, 7th Bn. Royal West Surrey Regiment (Queen’s), who was executed for desertion on 22/11/1917,  Plot II. B. 12. Private A. H. Westwood, East Surrey Regiment, he was executed for desertion on 23/11/1917, Plot II. B. 13. Rifleman F. N. Slade, 2/6th Bn. London Regiment, executed on…

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The Great War Timeline-1914 October

The Great War Timeline-1914 October4 (80%) 1 vote The Great War Timeline-1914 October 1st October First Battle of Arras begins (see 4th). 2nd October Termonde (Belgium) taken by German forces. Indian Expeditionary Force “E” formed in Egypt from details of Indian Expeditionary Force “A” (see August 24th, 1914, and March 25th, 1915). 3rd October Ypres occupied by German cavalry (see 13th). British army begins to leave the Aisne and to move northwards (see 19th). First…

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The Great War Timeline-1914 September

The Great War Timeline-1914 SeptemberRate this post The Great War Timeline-1914 September 1st September Lord Kitchener visits France to confer with the British Commander-in-Chief. Craonne taken by German forces (see May 4th, 1917). Soissons taken by German forces (see 13th). First unit of Indian Expeditionary Force “C” arrives at Mombasa (see August 19th and December 31st). General J. Stewart takes over command of British forces in East Africa (see October 31st). 2nd September Battle of Zamosc-Komarow…

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The Great War Timeline-1914 August

The Great War Timeline-1914 AugustRate this post The Great War Timeline-1914 August 1st August British Government order Naval Mobilisation. German Government order General Mobilisation and declare war on Russia (see July 31st). Hostilities commence on Polish frontier. French Government order General Mobilisation. 2nd August German Government send ultimatum to Belgium demanding passage through Belgian territory (see 3rd, and July 24th). German troops cross frontier of Luxembourg (see November 20th, 1918). Hostilities commence on French frontier.…

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The Great War Timeline-1914 June-July

The Great War Timeline-1914 June-JulyRate this post The Great War Timeline-1914 June-July JUNE 1914 28th June The Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo. JULY 1914 5th July The Kaiser receives at Potsdam special envoy from Austrian Emperor and promises “the full support of Germany” in the event of Austrian action against Serbia. He consults his military and naval advisers before leaving for a cruise in northern waters. 14th July Council of Austro-Hungarian Ministers finally determine…

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