This Weeks New Research

The Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives are, a Canadian Pilot attached to the Royal Flying Corps, a Lance/Corporal 10th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment soldier, a naval Captain of H.M.S. Natal and a Corporal of the Special Brigade of the Royal Engineers in a Gassing Company. Click on the Description Headings to discover more on their lives.

Jacob Ernest Mott

Canadian Pilot

Jacob Ernest Mott was an Ontario born Canadian. He enlisted into the Canadian Medical Corps on November 1914. Commissioned in May 1916 to the Royal Irish Fusiliers, he was to stay with them for just over a year before being attached to the Royal Flying Corps. To find out more of his story click the above heading.

Eric Percy Coventry Back

Cromarty Disaster

Eric Percy Coventry Back was born in Torquay, Devon and was a professional naval officer and took command of his first ship on June 1915. Tragically he was to be killed along with his wife on the Cromarty Firth in north Scotland. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.

Arthur William Bull

Christmas Day

Arthur William Bull from Watford, Hertfordshire was 25 years old when he was in the trenches in the Ferme du Bois sector on Christmas Eve. During the night an artillery duel took place to stop Christmas Day fraternisation. To find out more about his story, click the above heading.

Robert Bennet McBey – © Allan McBey

Gas Gas Gas

Robert Bennet McBey was a Miner, working in the pits of Lanarkshire when he answered the call to arms in January 1915. Initially a member of the Artillery, he later moved to the Special Brigade of the Royal Engineers for the use of Poison Gas. He was wounded in October 1918 and for his actions was awarded the Military Medal. 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 www.livesofthefirstworldwar.org, 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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