"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

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