A Footnote in History – The Destruction of a Battalion – October 1914

A story close to my heart, the 100th Anniversary. If your touring near Ypres this year, spare thought for these young men……

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2 responses to “A Footnote in History – The Destruction of a Battalion – October 1914

  1. I didn’t press ‘like’ as I’m not sure that is the correct way of expressing what this sort of thing means to me. It’s just shocking to think of how these events affected the whole country for decades to come and the sacrifice they all made. Thanks for posting this. Incidentally, I noted the names at the end are from all over and not, as I expected, just Wales – that surprised me as I had expected/assumed recruiting was always done locally in those days.

    • Your right FK, the regiment recruited from all over, indeed, they needed to as they had over 40 battalions! You can see that Birmingham was a rich recruiting ground, as evidenced in the death list at the end. This practice continued in WW2 as well.

      I finished the vid last night….checking this morning I found one spelling mistake AAAAAAAAGGGGH! I will amend it in a few days.

      Thanks for the comments, I know exactly what you mean.

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