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The P.P.C.L.I. from Frank S. Brown’s Contingent Ditties….

The P.P.C.L.I. (Princess Pat’s). The trumpet sounded loud o’er hill and plain :      To Arms ! To Arms ! Our Empire is at war ! Come, join your colours, on the land or main.      All Britons who have … Continue reading

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Shelley Farm by Josselin Bodley

A very small canvas, measuring about 22″ x 17″, housed in the Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Hampshire.  This is the site of the PPCLI Battalion HQ just east of St. Eloi where Frank S. Brown was buried on … Continue reading

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For Remembrance, Holbrook Jackson & Frank S. Brown….

I recently picked up a copy of For Remembrance: Soldier Poets Who Have Fallen in the War by A. St. John Adcock.  Published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1918, then revised and expanded for a 1920 edition, I opted for … Continue reading

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Frank S. Brown’s Attestation Papers….

Click on either image for a more detailed view. A Princess Pat with a Maple Leaf tattoo.  Nice to know the tradition goes back a ways….  There are some other oddities in this form –he listed his daughter, rather than … Continue reading

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Frank S. Brown’s “Contingent Ditties” (1915) 1st Edition Dust Jacket….

This lovely, though somewhat chipped copy of Frank S. Brown’s Contingent Ditties arrived in the post this week from The Known World Bookshop in Victoria, Australia. One of the things I’ve been struck by is just how dainty many of … Continue reading

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