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Picture showing all members of Ammunition Column 14th Division Aldershot May 21st 1915

21-05-1915
Picture showing all members of Ammunition Column 14th Division Aldershot May 21st 1915  Click image to view full size.

My Grand Father, William Dowson is shown 4th row from front and 12th from the right. He said only a few of the men shown actually survived the war. He was wounded when on an ammunition number one night. The other chap with him was killed instantly. He took his tags and when he was at home, convalescing, went to this parents house in Darlington and told his Mam and Dad what happened and that the lad did not suffer, but was killed instantly. My Gran Dad told me this account years ago, after I joined the Army in Jan 1962, and I visited him wearing my uniform. Grandmar, said he was more upset about his horse taking the blast of a shell that saved my Grandads life but killed the horse. He said he was wounded at Ypes

He was a very quiet man who worked in the coal mines as a Deputy. Responsible for blasting the coal face, and "Drawing" the pit props on worked out coal veins, a very dangerous task.

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    The Life on the Home Front Archive aims to build a comprehensive collection to all others to learn about items them may have from this important period in history.

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