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Hey you !

Yes you !

What you up to today? lets do nothing for about 2 minutes, just me, you and the rest of the world.

That’s right, lets stand where we are and be silent in memory of our fallen, 100 years ago, 10 years ago and even a month ago !

So, what about it? shall we say 11 o’clock? You will recognise me by the poppy in my lapel!

Capture soldier

Thank you !

THE TRIAL OF NO. 9610 SERGEANT JOHN ROBINS, 5TH WILTSHIRE REGIMENT

Blindfold and Alone

From the File WO 71/442 Held at TNA

CHARGE SHEET

 6th December 1915

No. 9610 Sgt. J. Robins

5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment

Disobeying in such a manner as to show willful defiance of authority a lawful command given personally by his superior officer in the execution of his office.

In that he, at Suvla on December 3rd 1915 when personally ordered by 2/Lt. MacMillan of 12th Cameronians (attached 5th Wiltshires) to accompany him on patrol stated that he was unwell and not fit for the work and that he, when passed as fit by a special medical officer’s inspection and again ordered to proceed on patrol, refused saying “I am not well, I will not go” or words to that effect.

FORM FOR ASSEMBLY AND PROCEEDINGS OF FIELD GENERAL COURT MARTIAL ON ACTIVE SERVICE

PROCEEDINGS

At* SUVLA this sixth day ofDecember, 1915

Whereas it appears to me, the undersigned, an…

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Sights of the WW1 battlefields

Stephen Liddell

This my penultimate post for now on WW1 and my recent tour to the battlefields of France and Belgium.  There are simply so many places to see and despite being out all day, every day for a week, we only scratched the surface.

One of the first places that we visited was Vimy Ridge.  This is the location of a beautiful Canadian memorial and which lies surrounded by forests, parklands and crater hole after crater hole.    You can see the Vimy memorial from miles around as the ridge itself is comparatively very high over the surrounding countryside and at night-time it is well-lit up.

Vimy Ridge Memorial A grieving figure grieves for the loss of Canadian blood. Just the smallest section of this mammoth memorial.

Vimy Ridge is a large area of high ground the dominates the region and it was first the subject of French, then British and finally Canadian attention…

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