July 29, 2017

First Day of the Third Battles of Ypres

Today is the 100th anniversary of the first day of the series of battles named the Third Battles of Ypres, often commonly known as Passendale. The […]
July 29, 2017

Brigadier General ALISTER FRASER GORDON – died 31 July 1917

Brigadier General ALISTER FRASER GORDON Age:                                                       45 Regiment/Service:                          General Staff Cdg. 153rd Infantry Brigade late Gordon Highlanders Awards:                                               CMG, DSO, 8 times Mentioned in Despatches Cemetery:                                          […]
July 29, 2017

Balmer Brothers – Lance Corporal GEORGE H BALMER died 30 July 1917

Lance Corporal GEORGE H BALMER Service No:                                         72390 Regiment/Service:                          149th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Awards:                                               MM Cemetery:                                          ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION I. P. 4. […]
July 29, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel EDGAR ROBERTS MOBBS – died 29 July 1917

Lieutenant Colonel EDGAR ROBERTS MOBBS Age:                                                       37 Regiment/Service:                          7th Northamptonshire Regiment Awards:                                               DSO Memorial:                                           YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL   Edgar Roberts “Mobbsy” Mobbs DSO (1882–1917) was […]