Ref NoD6605
TitleWilliam Bertram Weston of Chaddesden (1892-c1963), Lance Corporal, 7th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Date1911-1950
CreatorWilliam Bertram Weston of Chaddesden (1892-c1963), Lance Corporal, 7th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Organsation TypeFamily, Estate and Personal Papers - Personal
Organsation Sub-TypeMilitary personnel
DescriptionFirst World War Papers
World War I diary written while on active service, letters, and service papers. The 61st Brigade played a major part in the Battle of the Somme by capturing Guillemont in September 1916. This is commemorated in the speech contained in these papers by the Earl of Cavan. The diary written by Willliam Weston vividly depicts the life of an ordinary soldier in the trenches during this period while the other papers record his military career in a more official context.
Extent11 items
URLhttp://calmview.derbyshire.gov.uk/calmview/overview.aspx?src=calmview.catalog&q=refno:D6605*
Administrative HistoryWilliam Bertram Weston was a Lance-Corporal in the 7th (Service) Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry during the First World War, which was part of the 61st Infantry Brigade.
Custodial HistoryThese papers were deposited in Derbyshire Record Office in May 2006.
TermFirst World War (1914-1918)
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