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spoons



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Sunday Mirror coverage Reply with quote

There is a series of 4 articles about war memorials being published in the Sunday Mirror, the first was on 21st October

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/more-8000-war-memorials-honouring-11384473

the second was on 28th October

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/joanna-lumley-demands-can-preserve-11424983

the third is published in today's edition and includes a piece about me with a photo (sorry about the couple of inaccuracies, I did my best)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/my-family-lost-three-brothers-11467840

The last will be published next week.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In one of those horrid co-incidences another three Cubitt brothers (who also had a royal connection) were killed.
One is on the Corsock District War Memorial in Kirkcudbrightshire as:

LIEUT. VICTOR M. CUBITT, NORFOLKS.
Victor Murray Cubitt age 27 Lieutenant: 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.
Victor was a land agent for a number of estates in Scotland including Corsock House. In 1911 he was a Lodger at the Temperance Inn, Corsock.
Born 1887 in Smallburgh, Norfolk. Son of Edward George and Christabel Mary (Burroughes) Cubitt of Honing Hall, Norfolk.
Missing in Action on 12 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also listed on the St. Ninians Church memorial in Castle Douglas and, with two of his brothers Edward and Eustace, on the Honing War Memorial in Norfolk.

From General Ian Hamilton's 3rd Gallipoli Despatch regarding the actions on 12 August 1915
In the course of the fight there happened a very mysterious thing. The 1/5th Norfolks were on the right of the line, and against the yielding forces of the enemy Colonel Sir H. Beauchamp pressed forward, followed by the best part of the battalion. At this stage many men were wounded or grew exhausted with thirst. These found their way back to camp during the night. But the Colonel, with 16 officers and 250 men, still kept pushing on, driving the enemy before him. Amongst these was part of a fine company enlisted from the King's Sandringham estates. They charged into the forest, and were lost to sight or sound. Not one of them ever came back.
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