Added information about the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) to Rifleman (later Lieutenant) John Auguste Pouchot, including his photograph.
The DCM is second only to the Victoria Cross for gallantry on the battlefield.
John Auguste Pouchot is one of the names listed on the Leighton Buzzard War Memorial.
Updated my article about Earsham War Memorial, with more information about the four Remblance family men who served in the First World War; two were killed and one badly wounded.
Corrected a mistake in my article about Victoria Cross and George Cross awards to Padres.
There have been five Padres awarded the Victoria Cross: 1 in 2nd Afghan War, 3 in WWI and 1 in WWII.
Herbert Cecil Pugh is the only Padre to have been awarded the George Cross.
Updated my article about my Great-Uncle William Wilby, including some information about other family members who fought in the First World War.
I have updated my article about Brookwood Military Cemetery, to include the names of two Medal of Honor recipients commemorated in the Memorial Chapel to the Missing, located in Brookwood American Cemetery.
The American Battle Monuments Commission, the American equivalent of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, maintains two cemeteries in the UK: Brookwood American Cemetery and Cambridge American Cemetery.
I also included some details about the 18 American soldiers sentenced to death, excuted at Shepton Mallet Prison and initially buried in an isolated plot in Brookwood Military Cemetery. After World War Two, 17 sets of remains were exhumed and reburied in a special plot at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery. One set of remains was returned to the USA.
By the side of the road, between Poperinge and the village of Brandhoek in Belgium, is located the small Red Farm Military Cemetery. It contains 46 graves, of which 17 are unknown soldiers. It also contains 1 grave containing the remains of 3 Belgian civilians.
Updated my article with a breakdown of the units of the known soldiers’ graves, and provided some more information about the sole Middlesex Regiment grave.
Updated my article about Pinner War Memorial, with the details and photos of four war graves in Paines Lane Cemetery.
I have updated my article on the Chavasse family with more information about the attempts to located the wounded Lieutenant Aidan Chavasse. After an initial attempt had located Lieutenant Chavasse in “No Man’s Land”, subsequent attempts failed to locate and retrieve the wounded officer.
Francis Bernard Chavasse was one of three brothers to Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC*, MC. He became a notable eye surgeon, medical lecturer and wrote several ophthalmology articles.
Updated my article about Dr. Francis Bernard Chavasse, including details about his fatal car accident.
Corrected some typos in my article about the three people who have been awarded the Victoria Cross twice. Added details about Captain Chavasse’s batman: Private C. A. Rudd. Provided more information about Noel Chavasse’s brothers and sisters.