The war diary of the Master of Belhaven, 1914-1918 | University of Oxford

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Very detailed diary of the Hon. Ralph Gerard Alexander Hamilton, Master of Belhaven.
Served as an interpreter with the Expeditionary Force in 1914 until wounded, returned to France in September 1915 as O/C “C” Bty., 108 Bde. Royal Field Artillery, 24th Div. Later rose to command the brigade. Killed in action 31st March 1918.

London: J. Murray, 1924.

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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