You are here

Accrington Pals Trail by William Turner

By William Turner

Follow the footsteps of the associates of their trip from Lancashire to their education camps in England and Wales and to the villages and battlefields of France. A finished account, with maps and images, of a friends Battalion's carrier during the battle.

Show description

Read or Download Accrington Pals Trail PDF

Similar world war i books

Mons 1914

Mons 1914 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Pen & Sword (LEO COOPER)Серия: Battleground EuropeАвтор(ы): Jack Horsfall, Nigel CaveЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2000Количество страниц: 192Формат: pdfРазмер: seventy eight. three mbRapid1Rapid20

The Outbreak of the First World War Structure, Politics, and Decision

The 1st global warfare had profound results either for the evolution of the overseas approach and for family political structures. How and why did the struggle commence? delivering a different interdisciplinary viewpoint, this quantity brings jointly a unique team of diplomatic historians and diplomacy students to discuss the factors of the conflict.

A Job to Do. New Zealand Soldiers of 'The Div' Write About Their World War Two

What used to be it particularly like for the warriors of two New Zealand department within the moment international struggle? How did they spend their time and the way did they see their lives as servicemen, from education at domestic and crusing off to conflict, to establishing camp, stress-free off-duty, combating in opposed environments and probably being taken prisoner?

Extra info for Accrington Pals Trail

Example text

One can add to these, of course, the ‘Accrington Pals’. It must be said however, that the name is something of a misnomer. Although the Pals were formed in Accrington by the Mayor of Accrington, only one of the four original companies (250 men each) was of men originally from Accrington. A second, the ‘District’, was of men from the surrounding townships, the third from Chorley (with a Blackburn Detachment of fifty men), and the fourth from Burnley. Workers at Martholme Colliery, Great Harwood.

On 30 July the Battalion left Rugeley for a recruiting visit to the home towns of Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley and Chorley. All went on a welcome leave. After four days they entrained for Ripon, north Yorkshire. Ripon was now transformed from a quiet market town to a vast military camp with some 30,000 troops in the area. ’s, cooks, sanitary men, batmen, et al, completed his musketry course. The complete firing course, on ranges with targets at one hundred yards to six hundred yards, took four weeks.

He sent me straight to the Medical Officer [Captain ‘Jack’ Roberts RAMC] at the Regimental Aid Post (in Railway Hollow). O. into giving me a drop of rum, but all I got was “Rum? You can’t have any rum, but here’s a tetanus injection!. ‘I wasn’t badly hurt. Just bits of shrapnel. After about four nights in hospital in France, I came to England. When I eventually got back to the Battalion I found that Sergeant Ingham had died from his wounds. ”‘ Sgt. Ben Ingham 15368 of Burnley, is buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Grave number ID 9.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 49 votes