Category Archives: Lest We Forget

Naval Special Ops – Arthur Harrison and the Zeebrugge Raid

At midnight on the 22nd April 1918 Lieutenant Commander Harrison was in position outside the bridge on board the HMS Vindictive, as it floated silently towards the Zeebrugge Mole shrouded in smoke…  Continue reading

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Clarrie Wallach – From Bondi to the Western Front

By the end of the First World War, 35 Wallabies had seen active service. Ten did not survive. Clarence Wallach was one of these men. Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Reginald Harry Myburgh “Reggie” Hands (England) 20/04/1918

Lest We Forget – Reginald Harry Myburgh “Reggie” Hands (England) 20/04/1918 Continue reading

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The Flying Winger

As the Royal Air Force celebrates it’s centenary we look back at one of rugby’s most famous sons who precisely 100 hundred years ago was returning to the western front as a captain with 24 Squadron… Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Harold Hodges (England) 24/03/1918

…Hodges attempted to fight his way back out of the building with a handgun… Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – George Alexander Walker Lamond (Scotland) 25/02/1918

On February 25th 1918 Lieutenant-Colonel George Alexander Walker (Geo) Lamond died in the military hospital at Colombo in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) aged 39.  A civil engineer by profession, he had seen active service in France before being sent to … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – William Victor Edwards (Ireland) 29/12/1917

The last of the five Irish rugby internationals who lost their lives in action during 1917 was William Victor Edwards. He was born at Strandtown, Belfast on 16th October 1887.  Educated at a number of schools, including the prominent rugby schools … Continue reading

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