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Remembered Today:

Remembering Today the 11th of August 1917

Martin Newman

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Remembering today the soldiers of the 3rd Batt who were killed at Westhoek on the 11th of August 1917.

Baker Clifford 31407 Pte

Boots Walter 31244 Pte

Bushell Harry 397 95 Sgt

Cook Ernest 17273 L/Cpl

Cooper William 30093 Pte

Dunford John Richard 33272 Pte

Green Henry 27680 Pte

Harris Frederick George 34622 Pte

Hodgkiss Phillip 35215 Pte

Hutchinson Bert 38436 Pte

Jackson Rueben 28768 Pte

Lee William Thomas 34597 Pte

Newman Albert Bentley 45334 Pte

Powell Henry 25030 Pte

Randle Thomas Henry Not Known 2/Lt

Rickard John Henry 33225 Pte

Skidmore Arthur 10565 Pte

Snook William 32911 Pte

Tee Walter Dennis 37556 Pte

Veale Percy Edmund 30087 Pte

Evans The Rev. Geoffrey Maynard Chaplain 4th Class

Willis Hugh Dudley Captain Royal Army Medical Corps.

Forever in our memories.

Martin Newman


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Westhoek was a miserable time for the men. Alexander Johnston (save up your money book out next year I hope) - 3/Worcs but commanding 10/Cheshire - wrote about it and from his description the night he spent on the ridge was the worst of the war - and he went out in 1914.


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