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Remembering the Battle of the Somme: A bond of trust


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100 years on from the Battle of the Somme, Captain William Wade of The King’s Royal Hussars remembers his Grandfather's service.

 

LEADING from the front and keeping a bond of trust between your comrades is as important today as it was in the Army 100 years ago.

 

But as I remind myself of my great-great-grandfather’s story, I find the courage that it would have taken him to lead his men out of the trenches to be inconceivable.

 

On 1 July 1916, my great-great-grandfather Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Jenner Ellis commanded 1st Battalion The Border Regiment and led his men from the trenches just minutes after H Hour — the moment the offensive began — at the Battle of the Somme.

 

Lt Col Ellis launched the assault from the trenches just south of the now infamous Beaumont Hamel.

 

READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/remembering-the-battle-of-the-somme-a-bond-of-trust

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They done so much for this country and asked so little.

 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Hi obiter dictum

 

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