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Lest we forget: November 1915 One of our local survivors

Lest we forget: November 1915 One of our local survivors

Our community had lost 29 young men by November 1915, but mercifully that month proved to be a "thankful" one – no fatalities were reported. Wet,…
Lest we forget: October 1915 Another miserable month

Lest we forget: October 1915 Another miserable month

October was, for the British, as miserable as the previous month. The Germans consolidated their mastery of the war in the air largely through the use…
Lest we forget: September 1915 A doleful month

Lest we forget: September 1915 A doleful month

After the costly failure of the ill-fated attack in August at Suvla Bay, a war of attrition ensued in Gallipoli. Stalemate, shortages, confusion but unstinting…
Lest we forget: August 2015 Gallipoli takes its toll

Lest we forget: August 2015 Gallipoli takes its toll

In the unbearably hot summer on the Gallipoli peninsular it was decided to launch a fresh amphibious assault on 7th August at Sulva Bay. There 20,000…
Lest we forget: July 1915

Lest we forget: July 1915

In contrast to the devastating battles that took place 12 months later, July 1915 was relatively quiet time for the British on the Western Front.Elsewhere…
Lest We Forget: June 1915 Casualties on two fronts

Lest We Forget: June 1915 Casualties on two fronts

The second battle of Artois ended on 18th June, the same day that one of our young men was killed. The French had been attempting to take Vimy Ridge and…
Lest We Forget: May 1915 Fresh developments

Lest We Forget: May 1915 Fresh developments

Stalemate continued in the Dardanelles and on the Western Front. There were, however, fresh developments in May – submarine attacks in the Atlantic…
Lest We Forget: April 1915 Gas!

Lest We Forget: April 1915 Gas!

This month saw two momentous developments – the first use of poisonous gas on the Western Front and the landing of Allied troops on the Gallipoli…
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