One day dodging shell holes and ammunition limbers to take his despatches to the front, the next observing the quaint but often courageous lives of the local populace. Throughout the diary are colourful and amusing anecdotes about his fellow soldiers, and critical
comments on the strategies and tactics employed by the officers.
Albert was awarded the Military Medal. After the war he returned to Crossley Brothers and set up their Argentine operation branch.
DESPATCH RIDER ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1915-18
The Diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin, MM
Edited by David Venner. Published by Pen & Sword Books
Wednesday 20th May, 7.00pm
In the Pyncombe Room, High Bickington Community Centree
David Venner will give an illustrated talk on his great uncle’s WW1 experiences and will read extracts from the Diary. And you can read a review of the diary here
FREE ENTRY - ALL WELCOME
Please phone 01769 560417 if you intend coming
to help us with arrangements for refreshments
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a 20% discount
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