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15th Btn. Hampshire Regiment were situated near St Eloi during the 1917 Battle of Messines with the 41st Division.


Those who served with 15th Btn. Hampshire Regiment

at The Battle of Messines.

  • Barton  
  • George Pte. d.7th Jun 1917
  • Bennett  
  • George "Sid" Cpl.
  • Caws  
  • Ronald Ratsey L/Cpl.
  • Newton  
  • Arthur Thomas Pte. d.7th June 1917




    A Private's War

    Ron James


    This is the true life story of Private Frank James' life in the trenches during World War 1. He volunteered at the outbreak of war, aged 18, and saw much heavy fighting in battles at Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Loos, The Somme, Flers-Courcelette, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Cambrai, The Sambre and the Retreat and Advance of 1918. During that time he was wounded four times and he only returned to his home town of Northampton once. Although he describes the horrors and hardships of trench warfare, this is an upbeat, well written account which gives a Private's view of life at the time and provides a brief history of events, with photographs.
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    A Private's War






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