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Remembered Today:

festive 'visiting' Dec 30 1914? 5th Battery


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a note in a service record: Gunner C Baker [5th Battery, 45th Brigade RFA] is recorded as being awarded '7 days F.P No.2 for "attempting to leave the trenches with a view to visiting the enemy trenches"' .. apparently when in a working party assisting the infantry on improving communication trenches.. one of his officers [Wedderburn-Maxwell] was known to have met German troops on Boxing Day during the 'truce'..

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Interestingly, according to Wedderburn-Maxwell his battery was in action on Christmas Day. His privately printed memoir does confirm that he did have a chat to a group of Saxons in No Mans Land on Boxing Day.

Charles M

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