British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919

Privates' Diaries, August 1914 - February 1919

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These Privates' recollections provide both details of wars where their Officers have also provided accounts and forthright descriptions of events for which officers' diaries included here do not provide details. They add to the combination of voices included here which discuss the battles of Ypres and Ypres Salient with a particular focus on the third battle of Ypres. They also provide additional perspectives on the battle of Loos, the battle of Arras in general and in relation to Vimy Ridge, service at Bethune, and a number of descriptions of the Somme. The details which are less likely to be found in an Officer's diary include experiences of moving supplies to the battle front, a description of the journey from Canada to the Western Front, forthright opinions on poor organisation and conditions of the new armies, the percieved inequalities of army life, commentary regarding conscientious objectors, and details of the minutiae of trench living.

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Broadhead, Private G.W.

  • Contributor: Imperial War Museum
  • Reference: c-01
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Butt, Private H.R.

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  • Reference: c-02
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Caseby, Gunner A.

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Cude, Private R.

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  • Reference: c-04
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Graystone, Private J.W.

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  • Reference: c-05
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Harris, Private W.H.

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  • Reference: c-06
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Higginson, Private A.

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  • Reference: c-07
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Lambert, Private R.E.

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  • Reference: c-08
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McPake, Private R.

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  • Reference: c-09
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Reynolds, Driver J.H.

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Wrench, Private A.E.

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  • Reference: c-11
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