Author Topic: 2nd Manchesters : Hancourt - War Diary - Bravery Awards  (Read 3108 times)

Offline PhilipG

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Re: 2nd Manchesters : Hancourt - War Diary - Bravery Awards
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2020, 05:13:20 PM »
There are just two Manchesters buried in Hancourt British Cemetery.   Both served in the 2/6th battalion and both died of wounds.   They are: -

                            252100 Pte A. Brandreth   Died 1st April 1918   &  252349 Pte G.W.Bailey  Died 25th March 1918


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Re: 2nd Manchesters : Hancourt - War Diary - Bravery Awards
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2020, 07:36:56 AM »
Continuing my reading of Wilfred Owen's letters home, I see that he makes two observations concerning Colonel Robertson.   On the first occasion he writes that Robertson is "an agreeable non-ferocious gentleman", and later that he is "a mild, honourable gentleman, who lets us alone to do our work."               PhilipG.