Christmas 1914: Chandos Hoskyns in the Trenches

FROM THE ARCHIVE [yearly re-post] My maternal grandfather, Chandos Hoskyns was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade [Greenjackets] in 1914. During The Great War, he fought in Thessaloniki, Greece, and in the trenches of France from where he sent the following letter in which he tells his family about something surprising and unusual. 2nd Bn Rifle Bde. … Continue reading Christmas 1914: Chandos Hoskyns in the Trenches

Christmas 1914: Chandos Hoskyns in the Trenches

FROM THE ARCHIVE My maternal grandfather, Chandos Hoskyns was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade [Greenjackets] in 1914. During The Great War, he fought in Thessaloniki, Greece, and in the trenches of France from where he sent the following letter in which he tells his family about something surprising and unusual. 2nd Bn Rifle Bde. 25th Inf … Continue reading Christmas 1914: Chandos Hoskyns in the Trenches

Christmas 1914: Chandos Hoskyns in the Trenches

My maternal grandfather, Chandos Hoskyns was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade [Greenjackets] in 1914. During The Great War, he fought in Thessaloniki, Greece, and in the trenches of France from where he sent the following letter in which he tells his family about something surprising and unusual. 2nd Bn Rifle Bde. 25th Inf Bde. 8th Divn. … Continue reading Christmas 1914: Chandos Hoskyns in the Trenches

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Welcome to First Night History! As my subtitle asks, how can we improve our future if we don’t understand the past. I have always been passionate about history partly, I suspect, because of my desire to find out why my parents were as they were, which was problematic! I had the good fortune to be able to … Continue reading About