Shot at Dawn, Coxyde Military Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Coxyde Military Cemetery  Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private W. Wycherley 2nd Manchester Regiment executed 12/9/17 and buried in Plot III . G. 6. – Desertion. Rifleman F. W. Cheeseman 18th Kings Royal Rifle Corps, executed 20/10/17, he is buried in Plot IV. G. 23. – Desertion.  Sapper A. P. Oyns 50th Search Light Company Royal Engineers, executed 20/10/1917,  Plot IV. G. 24. – Murder. The Shot…

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Shot at Dawn, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery   Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Lance Corporal J. S. V. Fox, 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment, attached 3rd Division Cyclists’ Company, executed for desertion 20/04/1915, Plot D. 15. 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

Shot at dawn: the scared young men who lied to fight in Flanders They were sick, cold, hungry, tired and terrified. They saw their friends bombed, gassed and cut to pieces in spectacular numbers and they were reduced to trembling wrecks by relentless shellfire and the imminence of their own demise. Many had lied about their age to fight for King and Country. But 307 of them were executed by their comrades, often for little…

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Shot at Dawn, Nine Elms British Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Nine Elms British Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private John McFarlane 4th Bn. King’s Liverpool Regiment, executed for desertion 22/05/1918, aged 27. Plot XI. A. 2. Private Joseph Nisbet 1st Bn. Leicestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 23/08/1918. Plot XV. C. 21. The Shot at Dawn Memorial is a British Monument at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas, in Staffordshire, UK. It memorializes the 306…

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Shot at Dawn, Aeroplane Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Aeroplane Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private Bert Hartells, 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 32. Plot II. A. 6.   Private John Robinson, 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 31. Plot II. A. 7. Private Alfred Thompson, 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 25. Plot II. A. 8. The Shot at Dawn Memorial is…

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Shot at Dawn, Bedford House Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Bedford House Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private Frederick Turner, 6th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, executed for desertion 23/10/17, aged 31. Enclosure No.4. Plot IV. A. 18. 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 desertion during World War I.

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Shot at Dawn, Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private J. Seymour, 2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, executed for desertion on 24/01/1918, Plot III. F. 10. 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 desertion during World War I.

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Shot at Dawn, Ferme-Olivier Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Ferme-Olivier Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private, George Watkins, 13th Bn. Welsh Regiment, executed for desertion 15/05/1917, Plot 3. C. 12. Private Robert Hope, (Served as Hepple,) “D” Coy. 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, executed for desertion 05/07/1917, aged 23. 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…

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Shot at Dawn, Hagle Dump Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Hagle Dump Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private Walter Dossett 1st/4th Bn.  York and Lancaster Regiment, executed for desertion  25/06/1918, aged 22. Plot I. E. 7. Private George Ainley, 1st/4th Bn. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, executed for desertion on 30/07/1918, aged 20. Plot II. D. 5. The Shot at Dawn Memorial is a British Monument at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas, in…

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Shot at Dawn, Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

Shot at Dawn, Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery Held within one’s mind until beyond forever “Gift of Life” they gave. Private Stanley Stewart, 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, executed for desertion 29/08/1917, aged 21. Row G. 66.   Private James Smith, 17th Bn. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), executed for desertion 05/09/1917, aged 26. Row M. 25. The Shot at Dawn Memorial is a British Monument at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas, in Staffordshire, UK. It…

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