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“The unwritten story of a great air fight” – William Reason Bishop and Douglas Fraser Mackintosh

On 2 October 1917, William Reason Bishop and Douglas Fraser Mackintosh were killed when their aircraft crashed during a fight in the skies aboveĀ Belgium. The German army buried them with full military honours, and their graves were tended by two … Continue reading

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Easter ‘comfort gifts’ for Sussex soldiers

Over Easter in 1917, local people in Sussex organised gifts for soldiers. Local papers published an itemised list of who received socks. The Hastings and St Leonards Observer from 14th April 1917 lists who contributed to the Sussex Soldiers CigaretteĀ and … Continue reading

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