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11th Btn. Hampshire Regiment served as a pioneer unit with the 16th Irish Division near the Petit Boise and Maedelstede Farm mines, during the 1917 Battle of Messines.




Those who served with the 11th Btn. Hampshire Regiment

at The Battle of Messines.





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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