Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1376/2/6
Title: Prelude to the Somme, July 1916
Date of Creation: Between 1960 and 1969
Place of Creation: Menstrie, Scotland
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 1376
Content: Robert McOwan's recollections of World War One. Prelude to the Somme - July 1916 (6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders). Typescript, 1960s.
Describes holding the line in front of Loos, a mine blowing up in front of the Ben Nevis crater, being sent to a listening post and marching to the Somme, a journey of ten days. Reflects that many who marched were later killed.
Physical Description: 2 sheets.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Memoirs
Accession Number: 2294
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Robert McOwan 1896-1978
Private McOwan (later Acting Corporal), 16001, 16 Platoon, D Company, 6th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1915-c.1919.
subject: Great Britain. Army. 6th Cameron Highlanders
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