Monday, January 25, 2021

Highlanders and Dogras in a trench, 1915. Fauquissart, France.



  1. Wonder if any made it to 1919?

  2. In amongst all the horror stories about families losing fathers, brothers and sons I realise how lucky my great grandparents were. They had ten children, of whom I know one was a piper and stretcherbearer in the Royal Scots, one was in the Royal Scots Greys and my grandad was on a destroyer at the Battle of Jutland: everyone came home.

  3. Those forgotten heroes from a forgotten war

    And their ghosts can be heard as they march by the billibong

    Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?


  4. Both my Grandfathers were in the Drop-Shorts in WW1. Paternal in Australian and Maternal in British. Both came back, but not the full quid.