1 November (1914)…

| November 1, 2021

Gunner J. Foy 11828 4th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery On 17 September 1914 the 4th Siege Battery proceeded to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force being equipped with Howitzers firing 6, 8 0r 9.2 inch shells. Although “Mother” the first prototype 9.2 inch gun was in action 31 October 1914 it is […]

Somewhere in Belgium

| September 26, 2016

Ypres Day Two of Five Today it is a return to Ploegsteert and as we lumber our way across the roadway towards the Rijselpoort, the cobbles remind us every few seconds that we are not quite at our peak for the day. Heading south we successfully navigate our way in approxiamately an hour to Ploegseert Church. […]

Mud, Memory and Musings

| September 25, 2016

Ypres Day One of Five The train arrives at Lille once again and I am most pleased to be back on this familiar expedition towards the Ypres Salient. As our driver takes us on our journey past drifting towns, villages and landmarks he is careful to avoid the many sail-less bicycles drifting to and fro on this […]