Category Archives: 9th Scottish Division

George Alan Leak (c.1895–1916)

2987 Private George Alan Leak, Signaller, D Company, 1/South African Infantry Regiment Killed in Action, 18 July 1916, Delville Wood, The Somme. The accompanying photo is one of a number of photos found in a small tattered wallet belonging to … Continue reading

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“Simply Magnificent”

Continuing to research the last week of March 1918, in war diaries relevant to some of the men commemorated on a Parish War Memorial in Surrey, I looked last night to see how the week was ‘covered’ in Kate Luard’s Unknown Warriors.  Recalling the morning of 24 … Continue reading

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Common Cause…and thank you, Scotland, you remembered

During the years following her withdrawal from the Commonwealth, South Africa was not officially represented at the annual National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, although throughout the long years of isolation, South African veterans were able to participate in the march past of ex-servicemen which … Continue reading

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