Author Topic: The Christmas Truce of 1914  (Read 6932 times)

flowerpot mum

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Re: The Christmas Truce of 1914
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2009, 12:03:20 AM »
Thanks for the replies it was the date that stood out as I was typing it on the cemetery list.

 A friend of mine was telling me that some relative of his was a sniper (I will find out the regiment, can't remember) during the war. He was in France but was sent to Ireland for some reason and then back to the front in France.

Thanks again
Timberman

Hiya, he may of been posted in Ireland because of the Easter rising in Belfast, Spring 1916. Sorry the Easter rising was in Dublin not Belfast  ???
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Offline tonyrod

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Re: The Christmas Truce of 1914
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2009, 07:21:58 PM »
Brigade Unit ,all in the truce in this sector,
5th Division on Wulverghem - Messines road and in the River Douve valley
14th Brigade 1st Devonshire
 1st East Surrey
 2nd Manchester
15th Brigade 1/6th Cheshire
 1st Norfolk
 89 British killed by snipers on Christmas eve all along the front 1914

timberman

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Re: The Christmas Truce of 1914
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 09:33:38 PM »
I know this is an old topic but Brads topic on the 1st Bn during the Christmas Truce of 1914 reminded me of this map I found on the First World War .com web site

Also if you go to The Long, Long Trail link below it gives you a list of the Battalions involved in the Truce.

http://www.1914-1918.net/truce.htm

A map of the section of the front that took part in the Christmas Truce

Timberman
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