James Colin Todd | Grave

PRIVATE 19109 J. C. TODD Name: James Colin Todd Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Scots “C” Coy. 16th Bn. Date of Death: 12 March 1916 Age at Death: 20 Years Old Buried or commemorated at: ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION I. H. 13. France Awards: – Additional Info: Son of Robert and Jessie Todd, of 41, Easter Rd., […]

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The Story of Donald Bell VC

THE STORY OF DONALD SIMPSON BELL VC When the British Army launched its great Somme offensive in the summer of 1916, few people could have envisaged the devastation battle would bring. The opening day alone saw British casualties of almost 60,000 and by the time the slaughter had ground to a bloody halt in the […]

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The Story of Clapton Orient in the First World War

THE STORY OF CLAPTON ORIENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR A recruiting meeting was organised by the FA and the War Office at Fulham Town Hall, Harwood Road, almost five months into World War One, with a view to raising a which would specifically comprise of footballers, club officials and supporters – the 17th Battalion […]

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