This Weeks New Research

There are Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives, two are related, one is a Minister and the other an Old Contemptible. Click on the Description Heading to discover more on their lives.

Gordon Highlanders Tartan

A Felled Woodcutter

Corporal Robert Reid was a former Woodcutter from Boharm in Banffshire, but was a Professional Soldier, joining in 1901. When war broke out in 1914, he soon found his way into action. To find out more of his story click the above heading.

The Last Flight of Captain Ball by Norman Arnold ©IWM Art 1488

In the Shadow of an Ace

Roger was an officer in the Leicestershire Regiment when he volunteered for service in the Royal Flying Corps. As a member of 56 Squadron, he was confronted by Werner Voss. To read more of his story, click on the title above.

Philip Mundy Chaworth-Musters

Trench Mortar Officer

Nottinghamshire born Philip Chaworth-Musters was a young officer who had been educated at Rugby School, he became a Trench Mortar Officer in the Royal Field Artillery but tragically he was to follow in the footsteps of several member of his family. To find out more of his story click the above heading.

Marshall Merson – ©Aberdeen Weekly – dated 3 September 1915

A Reverend in the Trenches

Marshall Merson, the son of a Fishcurer from Buckie, was a former student of Aberdeen University who took to the cloth, volunteering for the Gordon Highlanders as a Private before he was commissioned into The Royal Scots Fusiliers. 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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