"In their own words"
WORLD WAR ONE NORTHAMPTON INDEPENDENT SOLDIER NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
The aim of this web page is to reproduce soldier's personal accounts, in their own words, of their
experiences during World War One.
TO READ AN ARTICLE PLEASE CLICK ON THE ASSOCIATED LINK :-
PTE. AINGE - on his experiences of war and sharing rations with the Germans
PTE. ALDRIDGE - on his experience of laying wounded for hours in a ditch
PTE. ALLIBIONE - describes a fatal charge
PTE. APPLETON - prisoner of war story
PTE. BAZELEY - describes his 19th birthday in the trenches
CORPL. BIRD - describes his first day in the trenches
PTE. BLAKE - describes German artillery in Antwerp
RIFLEMAN BROWN - describing a narrow escape
CORPL.BUTLER - four years a prisoner in Germany
PTE. COTTON - on how prisoners' parcels shortened the war
PTE. DENTON - describing the effects of gas
CORPL. ELLINGHAM - describing an act of heroism
PTE. GOODMAN - experience on a torpedoed ship
TROOPER ISLIP - on his first experience of trench life
PTE. KIGHTLEY - on life in Serbia and Salonika
PTE. KIRBY - a dead soldier's diary
SGT. PACKER - excerpts from the War Diary.
SAPPER POULTNEY - describes how he held a wood.
LANCE CORP. SHRIGLEY - a diary of his last week in the trenches.
PTE. TEAR - describes how he delivered despatches under heavy fire
PTE. TEBBUTT - describes how he rescued an officer under heavy fire
PTE. WESTON - tells of how he was captured and released
LC-CORPL. WHITLOCK - on his lucky experience
Barry Fleming would like any information you may have on the 12RF.
If you have any information on the 12th Royal Fusiliers then please contact him at barry@12RF.org
Susan Edwards has sent me some poetry she has written around WW1, please click on the following links to read :