1817, Brandreth, Derbyshire, Pentrich, Poppies - Weeping Window, WW1, WWI

A Grand Day Out in Derby

I had a trip to Derby last week, to visit two temporary exhibitions. The first was at Pickford's House Museum on Friar Gate and told the story of the Pentrich Revolution in 1817. This has long been an interest of mine; it was the subject of my dissertation. It's a small exhibition, in one of… Continue reading A Grand Day Out in Derby

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Military Monday, Percival Richardson, Royal Engineers, WW1

Military Monday – Percvial Richardson. Royal Engineers Part V

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Following Armistice in November 1918, Uncle Percy continued with his Unit. I haven't been able to find much detail of this period but they were working in camps at Longpre, Oissy and Dreuil les Amiens. At the end of April 97th Field Company returned to England via… Continue reading Military Monday – Percvial Richardson. Royal Engineers Part V

Military Monday, Somme 1916, WW1

Military Monday – Harold Richardson Remembered

Some time ago I heard about a project to research and preserve the WW1 Roll of Honour at St Stephen's church in Hyson Green, Nottingham. As my Great-great Uncle Harold Richardson is mentioned on it I contacted the church and was invited to the first meeting.   St Stephen's Bobbers Mill Road I was able… Continue reading Military Monday – Harold Richardson Remembered

Military Monday, Percival Richardson, Royal Engineers, WW1, WWI

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part III

Part I Part II January 1918 saw Uncle Percy raised to the skilled rate of E.P., or Engineers Pay, which would have meant a little extra in his pay packet. The next entry in his service record is on the 10th March 1918 when he was given four days confined to camp for being absent… Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part III

Military Monday, Percival Richardson, Royal Engineers, WW1, WWI

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part II

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part I Part 1 The end of March 1917 found Percy and the 97th Field Company Royal Engineers stationed on the Hindenburg Line. The German army was staging a strategic withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. As they withdrew they destroyed bridges, railways, buildings and roads to hinder the Anglo-French… Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part II

21st Division, 97 Field Company, Lives of the First World War, Loos, Military Monday, Royal Engineers, Somme, WW1

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part I

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part II I've recently added my 2xGreat Uncle Percival Richardson to Lives of the First World War. I've already posted a few posts about Percy, but hadn't got round to adding his details to the site. Luckily Percy's service records are extant unlike many others so I have… Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part I

Bourne, Measham, Military Monday, WW1, WWI

Military Monday .. Horace Thomas Bourne

I've added another relative to Lives of the First World War. Horace Thomas Bourne is only very distantly related to me, I included him in my tree when I was looking at the Bourne/Bourn/Burn family and trying to sort out the variants as they change so frequently. According to Ancestry he is the grand nephew… Continue reading Military Monday .. Horace Thomas Bourne