Boys Soldiers Killed In Belgium – Volume 1 & 2
Boys Soldiers Killed In Belgium – Volume 1 - £28.99 (inc p&p)
This 442 page book provides 450 cameos of young boys aged between 14 and 17 who gave their lives during the First World War. It is a companion to Volume 2 that covers those commemorated on the Menin Gate only.
The boy soldiers are buried in all parts of Belgium in nearly 100 cemeteries. (Each cemetery plan is printed where available.) As with Volume 2 I have included some stories of 18 year old officers to illustrate how young so many of the officers were who came straight from school to command troops on the Western Front.
The cemeteries covered are: Bard Cottage Cemetery, Bedford House Cemetery, Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Berks Cemetery Extension, Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3, Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Cement House Cemetery, Chester Farm Cemetery, Coxyde Military Cemetery, Cuesmes Communal Cemetery, Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Derry House Cemetery No 2, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension, Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery, Eksaarde Communal Cemetery, Esplechin Churchyard, Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, Ferme Olivier British Cemetery, Godezonne Farm Cemetery, Gunners Farm Military Cemetery, Haringhe (Bandaghem) British Cemetery, Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Hedge Row Trench Cemetery, Hooge Crater Cemetery, Hop Store Cemetery, Hospital Farm Cemetery, Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery, Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery, Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, La Brique Military Cemetery No , La Laiterie Military Cemetery, La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Loker Churchyard, London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Maple Copse Cemetery, Maple Leaf Cemetery, Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Proven, Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, New Irish Farm Cemetery, Nieuport Memorial, Nine Elms British Cemetery, Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery, Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ploegsteert Memorial, Poelkapelle British Cemetery, Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Potijze Château Grounds Cemetery, Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Rifle House Cemetery, Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa, Spoilbank Cemetery, St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, St Symphorien Military Cemetery, Strand Military Cemetery, Talana Farm Cemetery, Tancrez Farm Cemetery, The Huts Cemetery, Torreken Farm Cemetery No , Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tyne Cot Memorial, Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Voormezeele Enclosures No and No , Voormezeele Enclosure No , Westoutre British Cemetery, White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Woods Cemetery, Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres Town Cemetery, Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Zantvoorde British Cemetery.
In addition there is a wealth of additional information that includes lengthy cameos on Jack Cornwell, the youngest Victoria Cross winner, Lieutenant Geoffrey Ottley who was only 18 when he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the story of Boys Bradford, VC, MC, who was the youngest British General at 25. All three gave their lives during the First World War.
The book is profusely illustrated with colour maps, contemporary photographs and illustrations.
Boys Soldiers Killed in Belgium - Volume 2 - £14.99 (inc p&p)
This 196 page book provides 350 cameos of young boys aged between 14 and 17 who gave their lives during the First World War and are commemorated on the Menin Gate. It is a companion to Volume 1 that covers those buried in the cemeteries of Belgium. As with Volume 1 some stories of 18 year old officers are included to illustrate how young so many of the officers were who came straight from school to command troops on the Western Front.
It is also an ideal companion to the Menin Gate triology.
The books can be purchased via my new and much expanded website: www.remembering1418.com