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My Grandad Gunner George Errington

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    My Grandfather George Errington served with both 35 and 126 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War.

    Both batteries were equipped with 60 Pounder guns which were the largest guns to be towed by horses anything bigger had to be moved by tractors

    He arrived in France in January 1916 and served until the 15th March 1918 when he was gassed on the Hindenburg Line at Havrincourt, he fought at Ypres, Loos, The Somme and the Hindenburg line and was wounded in action 3 times,

    The attached photo shows him in late 1916 or early 1917 after he had been wounded on the Somme and prior to returning to France. He is shown wearing 2 wound stripes on his left arm.



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    Paul
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Paul, thanks for doing the scan of the photo of your Grandad. It is so typical of the era.

    Nice to have him recorded here for all to see.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    60 Pounders !!!
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    60 Pounder shell !!
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    now there is a man to be proud of

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    Thanks Ace i appreciate the comment, it's a great pity i never met him personally the Gas killed him in 1934 like so many of the wounded who came back and later died of war wounds.

    Like all wars the death toll is always much higher when you include these figures !!

    regards

    Paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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