".....Arch Whitehouse in an earlier book, Heroes and Legends of World War I states that after the battle on what is known as the "Retreat from Mons" some Coldstream Guards being the last to withdraw, got lost in the area of the Mormal Forest and had dug-in to make a last stand. Whitehouse reports an angel then appeared as a dimly outlined female figure. She was tall and slim, wearing a white flowing gown. The Guardsmen followed the glowing figure across an open field to a hidden, sunken road which enabled them to escape."
"She was tall and slim, wearing a white flowing gown" , although not directly described as The Virgin Mary this description echoes similar ones in the so-called Marian apparitions