Category Archives: Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget – Charlie Adamson (British Lions) 17/09/1918

“A most popular personality, a fine centre, and…the most effective kick, drop or punt the club [Bristol] so far had had.” Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Maurice Boyau (France) 16/09/1918

If his rugby career was distinguished, his military record was exceptional.  Continue reading

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Winston Ide: From Wallaby to Prisoner of War

“Sturdily built, of medium height, Blow was nicely set up for a centre three-quarter. ..he had great courage and his low, hard tackling and fearless going down on the ball in the face of charging forwards won him many admirers.” Continue reading

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Naval Special Ops – Arthur Harrison and the Zeebrugge Raid

At midnight on the 22nd April 1918 Lieutenant Commander Harrison was in position outside the bridge on board the HMS Vindictive, as it floated silently towards the Zeebrugge Mole shrouded in smoke…  Continue reading

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Clarrie Wallach – From Bondi to the Western Front

By the end of the First World War, 35 Wallabies had seen active service. Ten did not survive. Clarence Wallach was one of these men. Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Reginald Harry Myburgh “Reggie” Hands (England) 20/04/1918

Lest We Forget – Reginald Harry Myburgh “Reggie” Hands (England) 20/04/1918 Continue reading

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The Flying Winger

As the Royal Air Force celebrates it’s centenary we look back at one of rugby’s most famous sons who precisely 100 hundred years ago was returning to the western front as a captain with 24 Squadron… Continue reading

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