Tag Archives: Border Regiment

Some day, some time we’ll understand

On my recent trip to the battlefields of France and Flanders, I spent some time visiting the graves of men who were killed alongside my Great Great Uncle during a night attack on 2nd December 1917. One hundred men from … Continue reading

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Searching for William MacDuff – what can be learnt from new records?

Last week I attended the book launch for Michael LoCicero’s new book, ‘A Moonlight Massacre: The night operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917.’ The book describes the action in which my Great Great Uncle William MacDuff was killed, … Continue reading

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February battlefield trip – part 1

I have recently returned from a three day trip to the battlefields of the Ypres salient and the Somme with Steve Garnett of Battlefront Exploration (www.battlefrontexploration.co.uk ; @bfXsteve on Twitter). I hope to post a couple of blog articles with … Continue reading

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Searching for William MacDuff – Part 2

Having found out details of my great-great uncle William MacDuff’s war service, I was now keen to find out more information about how he had died. The 11th Border Regiment war diary entry for the day was very brief; more … Continue reading

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Searching for William MacDuff – Part 1

It was only in early 2008 that I found out that I had relatives who had served in World War One. After my grandmother died I belated decided to look at my family tree. My mother dug out a tattered … Continue reading

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