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The 3/4th Queen’s at the Battle of Broodseinde in 1917

The 3/4th battalion of The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) was a territorial battalion that been formed in 1915 and went overseas in June 1917, joining 62nd Brigade, 21st Division, in August. Although the battalion spent some time in the line, the Battle of Broodseinde on 4th October 1917 was to be its first action. On the night of …

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Corporal Gordon Bartlett fell on 16th June 1915 in Bellewaarde

Born Arthur Gordon Bartlett, 13th April 1894, Montreal, Canada. Lived most of his life in Liverpool when the family decided to return to England. Educated at Bedford College before becoming a Clerk in a Liverpool office. Gordon Volunteered for the Army in August 1914 at the outbreak of war and joined the 1/10th Battalion, The …

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