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The FGCM of a Boy Soldier, Private William Hunter of 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

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“Widnes Indignant” The Widnes Weekly News Editorial from 1917

OBSERVATIONS By “The Man On The Bridge” A good deal of Indignation has been aroused in Widnes by the needlessly heartless way in which the notification of a son’s death for a military offence has been landed upon his unsuspecting … Continue reading

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“In the Firing Line in Mesopotamia” The FGCM of 10555 Private Thomas Downing, 6th South Lancashire Regiment

From the File WO 71/632 Held at TNA   CHARGE SHEET   6th February 1917 No. 10555 Private Thomas Downing, 6th South Lancashire Regiment, a soldier of the Regular Forces, is charged with:- When on Active Service when a soldier … Continue reading

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‘Asleep at his Post’ in Mesopotamia. The FGCM of No. 10912 Private Robert Burton, 6th South Lancashire Regiment.

From the File WO 71/631 Held at TNA CHARGE SHEET 6th February 1917 No. 10912 Private Robert Burton 6th South Lancashire Regiment When on Active Service when a soldier acting as sentinel sleeping on his post. In that he in … Continue reading

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“Sleeping at their Post” The FGCM of Private’s Burton and Downing of 6th South Lancashire Regiment in Mesopotamia.  

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Next up on ‘Blindfold and Alone’ The FGCM of James Stark Adamson of the Cameron Highlanders

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The Aftermath. Gertrude Farr in Her Own Words.

I didn’t get to hear what Harry was going through – you had to use your judgement from the people who came back. They sent me a letter from the War Office. ‘Dear Madam, we regret to inform you that … Continue reading

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The FGCM of 8871 Private Harry Farr, 1/West Yorkshire Regiment

From the File WO 71/509 Held at TNA CHARGE SHEET 2nd October 1916 No. 8871 Private Harry FARR 1st. Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment Misbehaving before the enemy in such a manner as to show cowardice. FORM FOR ASSEMBLY AND PROCEEDINGS … Continue reading

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Next on Blindfold and Alone. The FGCM of Harry Farr.

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The FGCM of No. 4071 Private John Bennett 1/Hampshire Regiment.

From the File WO 71/492 Held at TNA CHARGE SHEET 16th August 1916 No. 4071 Private J. Bennett 1/Hampshire Regiment When on Active Service misbehaving before the enemy in such a manner as to show cowardice in that he in … Continue reading

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