Monday, 4 August 2014

WW1 Centenary

100 years since the beginning of World War 1. We can barely imagine the horrors of that time and pray that nothing like it will ever happen to us.

This is a mini saga concerning my Great-Grandfather's brother, Captain Peter Ligertwood.
Three years of distant war, three days in brutal Passchendaele, three hours the Captain of A Company, 2nd Marines.

He tied the men together with yarn and led them from the front as they crossed the Paddebeek. His company took the target, but four times wounded Ligertwood marched no more.

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