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WWI

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WWI
1914 - 1919

A brief outline of 51st (Highland) Division in the First World War 1914 - 1919

Battle of Arras

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Battle of Arras
Apr 1917

The 51st Highland Division in the Battle of Arras during the First World War, April 1917

The 3rd Ypres

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The 3rd Ypres
Jul - Nov 1917

The Third Ypres, also know as Passchendaele, was fought between 31 July to 10 November 1917. The 51st Highland Division was involved in two of the battles in the earlier stages; the Battle of Pilkem (Passchendaele) opened 31 July and Poelcappelle 20 September 1917.

Attack at Poelcappelle

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Attack at Poelcappelle
Attack at Poelcappelle

The 51st Highland Division Attack at Poelcappelle, 20th September 1917.

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Battle of Cambrai
Nov 1917

Description of the 51st Highland Division at the Battle of Cambrai, 20th November 1917.

Victoria Crosses

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Victoria Crosses
Awarded WWI

Citations of those VCs awarded to men of the 51st (Highland) Division during WW1

9th BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS

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9th BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS
A brief history

A brief history of the 9th Battalion Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (9RS)

 
Sgt. William Gosling

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Sgt. William Gosling
Awarded VC, 5th April 1917

Sgt. William Gosling, Royal Field Artillery, 3rd Wessex Bde., awarded the VC, 5th April 1917, near Arras, France

6th Seaforth, Roclincourt, Battle of Arras

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6th Seaforth, Roclincourt, Battle of Arras
9th/10th April 1917

An extract from "The Spirit of the troops is Excellent" by Derek Bird detailing the attack by the 6th Seaforth on trenches near Roclincourt during the Battle of Arras on the 9th/10th April 1917.

Pte. MacPherson, Battle of Arras

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Pte. MacPherson, Battle of Arras
15th to 24th April 1917

Personal account from Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots, 154 Brigade, of the Battle of Arras betweem 15th - 24th April 1917.

3rd Ypres Derek Bird

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3rd Ypres Derek Bird
July 1917

An extract on The Third Ypres from Derek Bird's "The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent"

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Man of D Company
Account of The 3rd Ypres

Wauchope's "A History of the Black Watch in the Great War" quotes an account of "a man of D company" in the 6th Battalion during The Third Ypres / Passchendale

Pvt. George McIntosh

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Pvt. George McIntosh
Awarded VC, 31st July 1917

Private George McIntosh, 1/6th Gordon Highlanders, awarded the VC, 31st July 1917, Ypres, Belgium

Sgt. Alexander Edwards

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Sgt. Alexander Edwards
Awarded VC, 31st July - 1st August 1917

Sgt. Edwards, 1/6th Seaforth Highlanders, awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery in attack during 31st July & 1st August 1917, North of Ypres, Belgium.

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3rd Ypres & Gordon Highlanders
August 1917

The Third Ypres from the 'Gordon Highlanders in the First World War' by Cyril Falls

Lance Corp. Robert McBeath

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Lance Corp. Robert McBeath
Awarded VC 20th November 1917

L/Cpl Robert McBeath, 1/5th Seaforth Highlanders, awarded the Victoria Cross, West of Cambrai, France, 20th November 1917.

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The Gordons at Cambrai
Nov 1917

Account of the Gordon Highlanders' advance during the Battle of Cambrai, 20/21 Nov 1917, from the "THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS in the FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1919" by Cyril Falls

 
Heavy Trench Mortar

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Heavy Trench Mortar
March 1917

A British 9.5" Trench Mortar, pictured in an old German trench in Pigeon Wood, along with its crew. Gommecourt, March 1917.

Farrell, 6th Gordons

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Farrell, 6th Gordons
6th Gordons leaving trench nr. Vimey Ridge

This is one of Fred A. Farrell's etchings depicting the 6th Gordons exiting a trench close to Themes Wood near Vimey Ridge. Assumed to be circa April 1917. Farrell was a War Artist, attached to the 51st Highland Division for a short period during 1918.

Sgt. William Gosling

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Sgt. William Gosling
VC, 5th April 1917

Sergeant William Gosling, Royal Field Artillery, 3rd Wessex Bde.

Awarded the VC for conspicuous bravery near Arras, France, 5th April 1917.

6th Seaforth, Roclincourt, Arras

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6th Seaforth, Roclincourt, Arras
9th April 1917

Sketch map detailing trench positions and attack lines during the 6th Seaforth's attack at Roclincourt, Arras on the night of the 9th April 1917 as part of the Nivelle Offensive.

Ruins of Feuchy

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Ruins of Feuchy
April 1917

The ruins of Feuchy after its capture by 9th (Scottish) Division on the opening day of the Battle of Arras, 9 April 1917.

Dressing Dugout, Arras

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Dressing Dugout, Arras
Monchy-le-Preux, 24 April 1917

Advance dressing station within a dugout, close to a battery of 18-pounder field guns. The village in the distance is Monchy-le-Preux, east of Arras, under fire from German positions. The photo is dated 24th April 1917 and is from the Imperial War Museum collection.

Ruined Town Hall, Arras

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Ruined Town Hall, Arras
May 1917

The ruined Town Hall, Arras, May 1917

Roclincourt in ruins

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Roclincourt in ruins
30 May 1917

Photo depicting the ruins of Roclincourt, north of Arras. Taken 30 May 1917.

BW Officers Before 3rd Ypres

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BW Officers Before 3rd Ypres
Jul 1917

Warrant Offices and Sergeants of 7th Black Watch near St. Omer, July 1917, before the 3rd Battle of Ypres

3rd Ypres Attack Plan

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3rd Ypres Attack Plan
June 1917

A sketch map showing positions and attack plan at 3rd Ypres

3rd Ypres Attack Plan Colours

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3rd Ypres Attack Plan Colours
June 1917

A copy of the sketch map showing positions and attack plan for 3rd Ypres, June 1917. Colour overlay has been applied to help illustrate the objectives.

6th Seaforth Advance 3rd Ypres

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6th Seaforth Advance 3rd Ypres
31 July 1917

Map showing 6th Seaforth Advance at third Battle of Ypres from "The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent" By Derek Bird

Pilckem Ridge

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Pilckem Ridge
31st July 1917

Photograph taken 31st July 1917 during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge : Crossing the Yser Canal at Boesinghe.

Pvt. George McIntosh

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Pvt. George McIntosh
Awarded VC, 31st July 1917

Private George McIntosh, 1/6th Gordon Highlanders. Awarded VC for conspicuous bravery, Ypres, Belgium

31st July 1917.

Poelcappelle Map

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Poelcappelle Map
20 Sep 1917

Sketch map of positions at Poelcappelle, 20th September 1917.

King George & Sgt. Edwards

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King George & Sgt. Edwards
Awarded VC, 31st July - 1st August 1917

Alexander is pictured being awarded his Victoria Cross by King George on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on 26th September 1917.

Lewis Gun Post

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Lewis Gun Post
4th Seaforths, Wancourt, 23 Oct 1917

A Lewis gun post of the 4th Seaforth Highlanders, 51st Division, nr. Wancourt, 23rd October 1917.

Cemetery, Roclincourt

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Cemetery, Roclincourt
31 Oct 1917

IWM Photo of Cemetery nr. Roclincourt. Taken on 31 Oct 1917.

Tank with Fascine

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Tank with Fascine
In preparation for Battle of Cambrai, Nov 1917

British Mark IV Female Tanks at Plateau Station, November 1917, aboard flat-bed railway carriages prior to transportation to forward area before the Battle of Cambrai. Each Tank is fitted with a 'Fascine', a large bundle of brushwood used to aid the crossing of open trenches.

Knocked out Tank, Flesquieres Ridge

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Knocked out Tank, Flesquieres Ridge
November 1917, Battle of Cambrai

British Mark IV Tank 'Edinburgh II' of No.12 Section, 15 Company, 'E' Battalion, knocked out on Flesquieres Ridge during Battle of Cambrai

Cambrai Map, Bird

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Cambrai Map, Bird
6th Seaforth Advance, 20th Nov 1917

Map detailing advance on 6th Seaforth in Battle of Cambrai, 20th November 1917.

Cambrai Map, Gordons

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Cambrai Map, Gordons
20/21 November 1917

Sketch map of the Gordon Highlanders' advance in Battle of Cambrai, 20th/21st November 1917.

Comms. Trench nr. Ribecourt

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Comms. Trench nr. Ribecourt
Battle of Cambrai, 20th November 1917

Men of a battalion from the 51st (Highland) Division crossing captured German communication trenches near Ribecourt on their way to the front line (Battle of Cambrai), 20 November 1917.

L/Corp. McBeath

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L/Corp. McBeath
Awarded VC, 20th November 1917

Awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery during the attack by 1/5 Seaforth at the Battle of Cambrai, France.

Destroyed Tanks, Bourlon wood

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Destroyed Tanks, Bourlon wood
Battle of Cambrai, Nov 1917

Destroyed British tanks overturned and in pieces across from the "Shooting Box" in Bourlon Wood during the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917.

Men Shaving, Flesquieres, 23 Nov '17

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Men Shaving, Flesquieres, 23 Nov '17
Flesquieres, Nov '17

Men of the 51st Highland Division taking the opportunity to shave at the well in the newly captured village of Flesquieres, 23 November 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai