Report from the Front - The Great War diary of Jack Halstead
JACK Halstead was Royston born and bred. His diary was kept during the First World War while he was serving on the Western Front. Copies of the diary – Jack s War – are available from Royston & District Museum, and by taking this article to the museum it
JACK Halstead was Royston born and bred. His diary was kept during the First World War while he was serving on the Western Front.
Copies of the diary - Jack's War - are available from Royston & District Museum, and by taking this article to the museum it is on sale at the reduced purchase price of £15.
- Another two guns arrived on the same stunt as us. From the 181 Bat. 40 Division. An East End crowd and a lively one, too. These were 4.5 guns.
- June 4, 1917
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- June 7, 1917
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- 2 New app allows passengers to order bus to virtual stops
- 3 Camera to be installed in village to address long-standing speeding woes
- 4 Spitfires and more... IWM Duxford prepares for 2021 Battle of Britain Air Show
- 5 Co-operation 'vital' in A505 Royston to Granta Park scheme
- 6 Get set for Strawberries & Creem Festival in the Cambridgeshire countryside
- 7 Teacher raises more than £3,000 with charity run in mother's memory
- 8 Exploring the medieval graffiti of North Herts' historic churches
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- 10 Cambs and Essex academy trust wins prestigious award
- A day in Amiens - and it was a day, too. The city then had not been shelled. We visited most of the principle sights. Went to the market. Have never before or since seen so many eggs. Cafes we visited (a change for us).
All roads into Amiens were well guarded. But for future visits we noted how these sentries could be dodged.
- June 8, 1917