The War Diary of George Culpitt, Royal Welch Fusiliers

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Place your mouse cursor over the timeline below, click and drag to the left to see the whole thing. Entries in blue are the historical events that happened at that period. The red events are those of my grandfather's experiences during the war. You might need to scroll down a bit.

As you can see the historical events that occurred between his 17th and 22nd birthday where pretty momentous. An unhappy co-incidence was that the first poison gas attack on the western front happened on his 18th birthday. He'd seen action on the Somme before his 20th birthday.