Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog
Hét WO1-forum voor Nederland en Vlaanderen
 
 FAQFAQ   ZoekenZoeken   GebruikerslijstGebruikerslijst   WikiWiki   RegistreerRegistreer 
 ProfielProfiel   Log in om je privé berichten te bekijkenLog in om je privé berichten te bekijken   InloggenInloggen   Actieve TopicsActieve Topics 

21 november
Ga naar Pagina Vorige  1, 2
 
Plaats nieuw bericht   Plaats Reactie    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index -> Wat gebeurde er vandaag... Actieve Topics
Vorige onderwerp :: Volgende onderwerp  
Auteur Bericht
Percy Toplis



Geregistreerd op: 9-5-2009
Berichten: 15883
Woonplaats: Suindrecht

BerichtGeplaatst: 21 Nov 2018 10:07    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

The First World War Letters of H.J.C. Peirs - a digital history

21. 11. 16
My dear Odd,

Many thanks for yours of the 15th. I was interested to hear you have our Geoffrey with you. I am prepared to bet a good deal that there is very little wrong with him. I wonder if he calls it shell shock or is it fright or merely a constitutional inability to slick it out. & those bally balloonists live in the lap of luxury & the gunners say that most of them are positively futile, when they might be a lot of use. I think most people regard them as contemptible except the few cases of those who have been wounded before or are over age etc. I shouldn’t say you are very like him in the face, as some people including himself think he is rather good looking (that should make you think a bit, my fair one). I will tell Joe when I see him. He is away at present on a course & enjoying himself hugely I understand. Anyhow he is not
[page]
suffering from overwork. another quiet day, occupied in wandering round the trenches & putting a window in our mess, which only had a doorway to light us by before. I happened to come across a pane of glass so have at once had it put in & it makes all the difference. Glass is very hard to find in anything but bottle formation & a whole pane is a great luxury. Dug-outs owners as a rule if they boast of windows at all never find any glass to put in them. The C. O. has again returned, so my reign is once more closed. He is now occupied in strafing the Division over some of their usual folly. I occupied a lot of time last night in writing a suitably sarcastic note but eventually decided to
[page]
leave it to him & he is now carrying on the good work, so between us there ought to be something worth reading in the correspondence. Cecily’s 5.gs are a great triumph & I hope there will be lots more to follow. It looks as if we owned a small Clara Butt & never appreciated the honour before. The family will yet find a home in one of her lodge gates at this rate. I was interested to hear about our Nell & suppose we have seen the last of her for some little time. I hope you pulled up with Miss Hayter when you met thus unexpectedly. I don’t fancy I know the woman by sight.

Love to all

Jack.

http://jackpeirs.org/letters/21-november-1916/
_________________

“Stop whining.”
– A. Schwarzenegger
Naar boven
Bekijk gebruikers profiel Stuur privé bericht
Percy Toplis



Geregistreerd op: 9-5-2009
Berichten: 15883
Woonplaats: Suindrecht

BerichtGeplaatst: 21 Nov 2018 10:12    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

21st November 1916 - Charles Godfrey Haggas Cutcliffe Hyne - 1898-1916, age 18

Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion Irish Guards,
attached Trench Mortar Battery
.
Charles Godfrey Hyne was the only son of Charles
John Cutcliffe Hyne of Heaton Hall, Bradford and
Damside House, Kettlewell. He was born in Bradford
early in 1898. The family arrived in Bradford in 1868
when the Reverend Charles Wright Noble Hyne
became vicar of Bierley. He sent his son Charles
John to Bradford Grammar School, who later
described it as ‘a beastly place’. He then went to
Clare College, Cambridge, before becoming a ‘hackwriter’
and an adventurer. His literary career was
transformed when it was suggested that he turn a
minor character from one of his stories, Captain
Kettle, into the subject of serialized stories. This
character made Cutcliffe Hyne a well known novelist,
who influenced Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’, and
other of whose books are reckoned the superior of
Conan Doyle’s non-Sherlock Holmes novels. In
February 1897 he married ‘Elsie’ (Mary Elizabeth)
Haggas, the daughter of a wealthy worsted
manufacturer from Oakworth, and their only son
Charles Godfrey was born early the next year.
In his works C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne expressed his
‘contempt for weaklings and whiners, and belief in
hard work and the salutary effect of the school of
hard knocks.’ This may give an insight into the upbringing
his son Godfrey received. Despite his
father’s opinion of Bradford Grammar School, he
went there from 1908 until 1911, from the ages of ten
to thirteen. In Form Second Lower he was 15th of 30;
in Second Classical Upper he came 27th of 32; in his
final year, in Third Classical, his best subjects were
English, History, Science and Latin, while he was
near the bottom in Maths, Geography and Divinity. In
September 1911, Godfrey went to Rugby School
where he boarded in St. Hill’s house (now Michell’s).
He played rugby football for his house and was seen
as ‘good in the scrum’ - he won his only cap as a
forward against Uppingham in 1915. In the O.T.C. he
displayed his leadership qualities and was rapidly
promoted, to Corporal, then to Second Lieutenant in
May 1915. A school-fellow wrote:- ‘I know how proud
we all were to be commanded by him. He got hold of
us as few boys can of their fellows in a corps of that
sort, and raised our House from the bottom to the top
of the list in the competitions. There is not a man
who has ever worked under him who will not feel his
loss most acutely.’
From Rugby School Godfrey was commissioned into
the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards in February 1916. He
went to France in May, and was posted to No.2
Company in mid-July as the battalion prepared to
move from Ypres to the Somme. At the end of August
he was promoted to Lieutenant and attached to the
Brigade of Guards Trench Mortar Battery. On 15th
September he was supporting the battalion’s advance
to the north-east of Ginchy. Seventeen out of twentyfive
of his Trench Mortar crews were killed or
wounded. He was fetching ammunition himself, as
nobody else had managed to get through, when he
was shot in the thigh by a sniper. He saved his guns,
although the other mortars in the Battery were lost.
He was evacuated back to London, to the Park Lane
home of the Hon. Mrs. F. Guest, which was in use as
a Military Hospital, and it was reported in the Bradford
newspapers that he was ‘severely wounded.’ He died
on 21st November, and his body was brought to
Kettlewell where he was buried in the churchyard on
the 25th with military honours. His Colonel wrote of
him:- ’He was regarded with sincere affection by his
brother Officers, and he always did his duty
splendidly.’ Another officer wrote:- ‘He was truly an
excellent fellow and as brave as a lion.’ A Sergeant
in his Company, who was wounded the same day,
said:- ‘He was as fearless and tactful as he was
popular in the Regiment.’ The east window in
Kettlewell Church is his memorial. He is also on the
Memorial Lych Gate at St. John’s Church, Bierley,
Bradford. His only sister ‘Nan’ lived at Kettlewell until
her death in 1999.

https://www.bradfordgrammar.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/WW1-biography-Charles-Godfrey-Haggas-Cutcliffe-Hyne-21-November-16.pdf
_________________

“Stop whining.”
– A. Schwarzenegger
Naar boven
Bekijk gebruikers profiel Stuur privé bericht
Percy Toplis



Geregistreerd op: 9-5-2009
Berichten: 15883
Woonplaats: Suindrecht

BerichtGeplaatst: 21 Nov 2018 10:14    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

De Maasbode van zondag 21 november 1915

De Maasbode was een te Rotterdam verschijnend landelijk katholiek dagblad.

Op de voorkant (het eerste blad) een groot artikel met daarin het laatste nieuws over de Europese Oorlog. Hierbij aandacht voor de verschillende fronten: ‘de operaties in Belgie en Frankrijk’, ‘van het oostelijk oorlogsterrein’, ‘van het zuidelijk oorlogsterrein’, ‘de Balkan oorlog’, ’Griekenland voor een ultimatum gesteld (ze moet demobiliseren of ingrijpen), alsmede een berichtje over de door een Oostenrijkse onderzeeboot getorpedeerde “Ancona”.

Op het tweede blad staat een artikel over de ‘vrouwelijke dienstplicht in Duitschland’, over de inzet van vrouwen bij bijvoorbeeld de ambulance, sociale betrekkingen en maatschappelijke ambten.

“Alle uurwerkfabrieken maken munitie. Advertentie van C. Bruenott op 37 Binnenweg 37, Rotterdam”
“Rubriek over rechtszaken, met daarin de gesproken vonnissen van gewelddadige soldaten”

Kort artikeltje over onderwijs aan de militairen, het verblijf op de kazerne moet niet alleen aangenaam maar ook nuttig zijn.

Voor de rest nog advertenties van onder andere:
- “Oorlogsrisico. F. & W. Van Dam. Makelaars in assurantiën. Wijnhaven 63, Rotterdam”.
- “D. Hudig & Co. Makelaar in Assurantiën, Rotterdam. Belasten zich met alle soort oorlogs-verzekeringen”

https://www.europeana.eu/portal/nl/record/2020601/contributions_16422.html
_________________

“Stop whining.”
– A. Schwarzenegger
Naar boven
Bekijk gebruikers profiel Stuur privé bericht
Percy Toplis



Geregistreerd op: 9-5-2009
Berichten: 15883
Woonplaats: Suindrecht

BerichtGeplaatst: 21 Nov 2018 10:16    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Oorlogsdagboek Raphaël Waterschoot 1914-1918 - hoe een burger van Sint Niklaas de Groote Oorlog beleeft

21 november 1915 - zondag - Sint Niklaas - Al de boomen die in het Land van Waes groeien moeten in getal aan de Duitsche Overheid aangegeven worden, die ze dan later naar gelang hij ze noodig heeft kan opeisschen.

https://raphaelwaterschoot.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/21-november-1915-zondag-sint-niklaas/
Zie ook http://www.oorlogsdagboek.org
_________________

“Stop whining.”
– A. Schwarzenegger
Naar boven
Bekijk gebruikers profiel Stuur privé bericht
Berichten van afgelopen:   
Plaats nieuw bericht   Plaats Reactie    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index -> Wat gebeurde er vandaag... Tijden zijn in GMT + 1 uur
Ga naar Pagina Vorige  1, 2
Pagina 2 van 2

 
Ga naar:  
Je mag geen nieuwe onderwerpen plaatsen
Je mag geen reacties plaatsen
Je mag je berichten niet bewerken
Je mag je berichten niet verwijderen
Ja mag niet stemmen in polls


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group