Lucky reader wins The Northern Echo competition for First World War book (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Lucky reader wins The Northern Echo competition for First World War book
4:10pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A LUCKY reader of The Northern Echo has won a copy of a new book chronicling the life of a First World War Army unit.
Philip Adams spent ten years investigating the military career of his great uncle, William Adams, 21, who was killed in France on March 21, 1918.
The research led him to write Idle and Dissolute: The History of the 160th (Wearside) Brigade Royal Field Artillery.
The brigade was set up in 1915 at the request of the War Office and it served through many of the war’s most famous battles including the Somme and Passchendaele before it was disbanded in 1919.
Mr Adams donated a copy of the book for a competition. The winner was John Nicholls, 24, of The Meadows, Sedgefield, who correctly answered that the First World War took place between 1914-1918.
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