Friday, 11 June 2021
Thursday, 10 June 2021
A story on the BBC website caught my eye about a soldier whose family had no army records for him. The “Eureka” moment came after closely studying the 2nd photo and realising he had ribbons for all three WW1 medals so this narrowed him down and after contacting the historical disclosures section of the MOD they found out that he enlisted into the RWF on 20 September 1914, and entered France a year later on 27 September 1915 with the 10th Battalion. Read all the story here:
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
From the photograph album belonging to LT CE Shillington 1/6th RWF. He enlisted into 16th R.W.F 11/12/14. He served in the ranks before being commissioned 1st March, 1917; Intelligence officer 1/6 R.W.F. from 7th July, 1917 to 16th April, 1918 in Egypt, Gaza & Palestine.
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Monday, 7 June 2021
Monday, 19 April 2021
#ArchiveMystery #Archive30 day 19 This is an account of the service of a man of Beddgelert who had fought among the red coats in the Seventh Coalition on that bloody day, 18 June 1815. In almost the last volley of the conflict he had had a stroke of misfortune.
A French bullet had entered his knee cap, an agonising injury. When the battle was over and nothing but the dead and wounded left he saw a woman going from one body to the other, robbing them. If one of them happened to be still alive she would tap him hard on his forehead with a little hammer to finish him off. She saw this man was watching her & she nodded to him, as much as to say, ‘All right, I will be with you presently.’
His gun was by his side, so he quietly stretched out his hand, picked it up gently, and pointed it at her. ‘The next minute she was tumbling head over heels,’ said he, ‘and that was the last shot at Waterloo.’ So my mystery is -was he indeed 1 of the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers?