This Weeks New Research

There are Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives, two brothers who were officers and two cousins who were both in the Seaforth Highlanders. Click on the Description Heading to discover more on their lives.

Mackenzie Tartan

A Speysider at Arras

Alexander Burgess was a former Farm Servant living at Bogmoor, near Spey Bay, Banffshire when as part of the 6th Seaforth Highlanders their task was to capture 3 German Trenches. To find out more of his story click the above heading.

Cambrai Front

19 year old William Burgess was involved in the British advance on the Cambrai Front along with his regiment the 5th Seaforth Highlanders, a month before the end of the war. During the battle this resulted in 36 Other Ranks Killed, Wounded 170, Missing 6, Died of Wounds 5. To read more of his story, click on the title above.

Patricius George Chaworth-Musters

Friendly Fire

Norwegian born Patricius who was educated at Rugby School took a commission on leaving school, wounded in 1914 and sent home to recuperate, on his return he was hit by Friendly Fire. To learn more click on the heading.

Norfolk Regiment Cap Badge

Brave But Troubled

Richard Hammond Chaworth-Musters was a Lieutenant in the Norfolk Regiment having previously been in the Royal Irish Rifles, when he was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in attacking the enemy. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.

Published by The Moon's a Balloon

I am based in the north of Scotland in the small village of Aberlour. Having served in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in the 1980's, I have a keen interest in military history, in particular the stories of those who served. I was a remote volunteer for the Imperial War Museum website, however that centenary project has now finished and I felt the need to continue with my research and hopefully it will be of interest to others.

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