This book chronicles the experiences of my mother’s brother, Captain Benjamin Chipcase Clayton MC, in the Great War. Ben Clayton was an art Teacher from County Durham. He left 40 "Sketches from the Front" drawn and dated during his 18 months in the Line. The Colonel of his battalion kept a diary, edited and published in 1964 as "General Jack’s Diary". Ben appears in the book several times. It is thus possible to link the dated sketches to events in the book, and so to compare Colonel Jack’s written account with Ben’s drawings. On the 16th August 1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele, Captain Clayton led a Forlorn Hope in which his depleted battalion, the 2nd Battalion of the Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment took its objective, the Zonnebeke Redoubt, before being driven back six hours later. Captain Clayton was awarded a posthumous MC for his actions that day.
Format EPUB ● Seiten 128 ● ISBN 9781785452543 ● Verlag Brown Dog Books ● Erscheinungsjahr 2018 ● herunterladbar 3 mal ● Währung EUR ● ID 6282618 ● Kopierschutz Adobe DRM
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