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Remembered Today:

Anniversary of the battle of Loos


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Thanks Michelle, I had been thinking about my grandfather and the men of the 6th Welsh who (today 107 years ago)  joined the attack on Little Willie Trench and the Hohenzollern Redoubt on the night of the 1st October 1915 and fought there until mid afternoon on the 3rd.  They were in the 28th Division, 84th Brigade.

By the end of the war about 94 men of the 6th Welsh were buried or commemorated in cemeteries around the Loos battlefield. Sir James Edmonds estimated the losses for the 28th Division between 28 September and 4 October were 146 officers and 3231 other ranks.

Both Haig and Gough were vicious in their criticism of the lack of success at Loos blaming the 28th Division, quote “not sufficient energy in command”, “not proved equal to the task”.  The CO of the 85th Bde recorded “the 28th Division simply stinks in the nostrils of the 1st Army”.

On the 25 October the 28th Division was packed off to Salonika, General Bulfin was replaced and sent home. The 6th Welsh became a pioneer battalion the following year.

On 13 October, the 46th (North Midland Division) launched the disasterous attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt with huge casualties.

 

 

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On 24/09/2022 at 17:44, Michelle Young said:

Just arrived in the rental cottage in Loos. Will be on the ground tomorrow.

Hi Michelle ,

Just wondered what you thought of the rental cottage , would you recommend for a short stay ?

Many Thanks

Martin

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On 01/10/2022 at 16:45, Michelle Young said:

@Moriaty

Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart

Son of the Marquess of Bute, who owned most of Cardiff, it's docks , railways and many of the coal mines up the valleys.
One of the wealthiest men in the world in his day.

Ninian was elected MP for Cardiff in December 1910, was still MP at the time of his death and was the only sitting Welsh MP killed during the war.

He acted as a guarantor for Cardiff City FC at the time they wanted to buy land to build a new stadium in 1910.
The ground was named Ninian Park in his honour, and remained so until its closure in 2009.

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7 hours ago, DorsetDan said:

Hi Michelle ,

Just wondered what you thought of the rental cottage , would you recommend for a short stay ?

Many Thanks

Martin

Very much so, been going there since 2013, with the exception of 2020……

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