Britain at War

See the July edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The July issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Acting Captain Arthur Henderson, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Henderson, who was born in Paisley, Scotland, enlisted as a private in the 4th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, after the outbreak of the war in August 1914. (more…)

See the June edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The June issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Acting Lieutenant Colonel Edward Elers Delaval Henderson, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for outstanding bravery during the Great War. (more…)

See the May edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The May issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Captain Percy Herbert Cherry, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Cherry was born in Murradoc, Drysdale, Victoria, Australia, and brought up in Tasmania from the age of seven. In March 1915, shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted into the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

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See the April edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The April issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Wing Commander Frederick William Palmer, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for outstanding bravery during the Great War. (more…)

See the March edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The March issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Commander Loftus William Jones, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War. (more…)

See the February edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The February issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Acting Flight Sergeant Thomas Mottershead, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Mottershead, who was born in Widnes, Lancashire, enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in August 1914 and soon proved himself an excellent and courageous pilot. (more…)

Hero of the Month by Lord Ashcroft

By Lord Ashcroft

First published in Britain at War in February 2017.

Acting Flight Sergeant Thomas Mottershead VC: sacrifice

Thomas Mottershead was born in Widnes, Lancashire, on 17 January 1892. His father, also called Thomas, was a horse-keeper, and his mother was called Lucy (née Hawkins). Thomas Jnr was educated first at Simms Cross Council School in Widnes and, later, at Widnes Technical School, where he studied engineering. Both sporty and religious, he was apprenticed after leaving school as a fitter and turner at the Widnes Alkali works. Next, Mottershead became a member of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers and was employed by Cammell Lairds in Birkenhead. He married his childhood sweetheart, Lilian Bree, on 10 February 1914 and the following year the couple had a son, Sydney Thomas. (more…)

See the January edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The January 2017 issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Private David Ross Lauder, who was awarded the VC for outstanding courage during the Great War. (more…)

Hero of the Month by Lord Ashcroft

By Lord Ashcroft

First published in Britain at War in January 2017.

Private David Ross Lauder VC: sacrifice

David Ross Lauder was born in Easter Glentore, near Airdrie, Scotland, on 21 January 1894. He was the son of Angus Lauder, a tailor, and his wife Marion. Little is known of his early life but, after leaving school, he worked as a carter and he trained with the 4th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers (Territorial Force). In February 1913, he married Dorina McGuigan, a coalminer’s daughter.

Lauder was mobilised in August 1914, aged 20, and after training with the 52nd Division as a member of the 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers, he and his comrades were dispatched for Gallipoli, Turkey. Even before they set foot on the frontline in the early summer of 1916, his battalion was involved in two major incidents. (more…)

See the December edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The December issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Private Hubert William Lewis, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Lewis, who was born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, and always known as “Stokey”, joined the 11th (Service) Battalion of The Welsh Regiment, in September 1914 and was dispatched to France a year later. (more…)