Dulce et Decorum Est
First World War
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Lieutenant Evan Cecil Nepean
Lieut. Evan Cecil Nepean: 3rd Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers, attd. 3rd Bn Royal Fusiliers.. Educated Winchester. Enlisted London Scottish Rgt. 5.11.1914, commissioned 4/1915 & posted to Western Front with the Royal Scots. Served in Salonika for 3 yrs returned to the Front 1918. KIA at Le Catelet 4.10.1918 aged 25. Buried Guizancourt Farm Cemetery, Gouy. Grave Ref: C.25. Son of the late Evan A. Nepean & of Mrs Evelyn M. Nepean.
When the Armistice ending First World War hostilities along the Western Front was signed on Nov. 11, 1918 in a railway car in France’s Compiègne Forest it ignited a worldwide celebration and epic party: The solemnity only came a year later because of Australian journalist Edward Honey who had disapproved of the public merriment
Armistice signatories in front railway car in the Allied war zone in France’s Compiègne Forest on Nov. 11, 1918
Arthur Percival Foley Rhys-Davids was a British fighter pilot in WW1. He trained during summer 1916 and joined 56 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. He quickly earned a reputation for a true aerial fighter; among his 27 kills were 2 German aces Menckhoff and Voss. Rhys-Davids and his plane disappeared on Oct 27, 1917, in the vicinity of Roeselare, Belgium, after the hot pursuit of a German fighter flight. He was 20. His remains have never been found.
Rupert Brooke. Commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a temporary Sub-Lieutenant shortly after his 27th birthday, he took part in the Royal Naval Division's Antwerp expedition in 10/1914. Sailed with British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 28.2.1915. developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. Died 23.4.1915, on Skyros in the Aegean on his way to Gallipoli. As the BEF had orders to depart immediately, he was buried 2300 in an olive grove on Skyros, Greece.
ROLAND LEIGHTON.On the night of 22nd December 1915 he was ordered to repair the barbed wire in front of his trenches. It was a moonlit night with the Germans only a hundred yards away and Roland Leighton was shot by a sniper. His last words were: "They got me in the stomach, and it's bad." He died of his wounds at the military hospital at Louvencourt on 23rd December 1915. He is buried in the military cemetery near Doullens.