Bonnell Joseph: Austro-Hungarian Infantry Officer
Collecting Osborne Medals
Disbrey Les: Eulogy.
Fellows Harry: Reflections of a Veteran
Foley John. KIA 1st July 1916
Harwood George: Eulogy.
New Lochnagar Crater Cross (Warren's story)
Rachel Sang - A poem by David Walsh
RAF Mountain Rescue Association Lochnagar Remembrance Stone
Road to Lochnagar - by Rick Allard
Shirley Cook on a Battlefield Tour, October 2017.
Simmes Robert William, Private. 20808.
Vinny's Story - by Vinny Felstead
Wenches in Trenches: Memorial seat.
When the Somme ran red.
Worcestershire Regiment, 10th Battalion 3rd July 1916.
Foley, John (1914-1916); Captain, Northumberland Fusiliers; France 6 Months; Died of Wounds, 1st July 1916.The Assistant Education Officer of the LCC wrote to the War Office on 13 November 1916 seeking a name and address for his next-of-kin, in order that a letter of sympathy could be sent. The reply stated that his next-of-kin was his wife, living at Ivy Cottage, Haswell, County Durham.
Dear Sir,John's surviving service record papers provide no further information relating to the above letter.
I have been informed that a year or more ago you advertised in either one of the weekly papers or one of the dailies for the nearest of kin of Captain John Foley 25th Northumberland Fusiliers who fell in action on July 1st 1916. If the above is true and it is not too late to apply I may say that I, his widow, am his nearest of kin. I you desire confirmation of this fact I shall be pleased to do so, and shall send you any other particulars you may ask for.
Mona E. Foley
Way back in the spring of 2014 Michael Bell advised that he intended to write an article about the existence of the Lochnagar Crater on the Somme.
Has Oldham heard about this and remembering many 'happy' hours spent training, searching and rescuing on Lochnagar Mountain, he suggested that as the nation is commemorating World War1, it might be appropriate if the RAFMRA took a piece of Lochnagar granite, suitably engraved, across to the Somme and place it on the Lochnagar Crater, thus linking the two spiritually and physically. This would entail close co-operation between present and past members of RAFMR - and thus this project was born.
|24 June 1915||Admitted to No. 6 General hospital, Rouen. Diarrhoea|
|08 July 1915||Discharged to duty|
|14 July 1915||Admitted to No. 5 General hospital, Rouen. Hernia|
|31 July 1915||Discharged to duty|
|13 October 1915||Admitted 7th Field Ambulance. Myalgia|
|17 October 1915||Discharged to duty|
|04 March 1916||Admitted 53rd Field Ambulance. Myalgia (Exposure)|
|19 March 1916||Admitted 8th Stationary hospital. Wimereux. Influenza|
|31 March 1916||To 5th Convalescent depot, Boulogne|
|06 May 1916||When on active service: Absent from parade at 8.15am and remaining absent until reporting himself at 9.20 pm.|
Punished by 14 days Field Punishment No. 1
|14 July 1916||Shell Shock|
|16 July 1916||Wounded in action near Montauban, Somme|
|16 July 1916||Reported missing near Montauban, Somme|
|19 July 1916||Admitted 11th General hospital, Camiers. Shell shock|
|22 July 1916||Joined from hospital. Etaples|
|02 September 1916||Etaples. Absented himself without leave from 2pm roll call 2/9/16 until 9.30 pm 4/9/16 when apprehended by Regimental Police in No 32 I.B.D.|
Punished by 21 days Field Punishment No.2
|16 September 1916||Reporting sick without a cause.|
Punished by 7 days C.B.
|20 September 1916-22 September 1916||On Service. Absent from 9pm to 9.45pm.|
i. Falling out on the line of march without permission.
ii. Not complying with an order.
Punished by 10 days loss of pay
|14 October 1916||i. Smoking on parade|
ii. Stating a falsehood to a N.C.O.
iii. Using threatening language to a N.C.O.
Punished by 7 days Field Punishment No. 1
|13 November 1916||Wounded in action during attack near Serre, Somme|
|14 November 1916||Admitted to No. 13 General hospital, Boulogne. Gun Shot Wound (GSW) left arm|
|16 November 1916||To No. 1 convalescent depot, Boulogne|
|17 November 1916||To Base Detail. Fit|
|09 April 1917||Wounded in action|
|11 April 1917||Admitted 32nd Casualty clearing station. Gun shot wound (GSW) left arm|
|11 April 1917||Admitted 16th General hospital. Le Treport. GSW left arm|
|13 April 1917||Admitted 3 Convalescent Depot. GSW left arm|
|17 April 1917||Rejoined 2nd Battalion. Etaples|
|02 May 1917||In the field. Absent from camp from 9am and remaining absent until found in camp at 9pm.|
Punished by 4 days loss of pay
|23 May 1917||To T.M.B. (Trench Mortar Battery) Field|
|15 July 1917||Admitted to 11th General hospital, Camiers, suffering from 'Shell Shock'|
|19 July 1917||Transferred to 6th Convalescent camp, Etaples|
|28 September 1917||In the field.|
i. When on active service Drunk.
ii. Absent without leave from 9a.m. 28.9.17 until apprehended by Military Police at 10pm on 1.10.17
Punished by 28 days Field Punishment No. 1
|12 November 1917||Admitted 20th General hospital. Camiers. Scabies|
|15 November 1917||Discharged to duty|