27 October 2014

100 years ago (2)

On 27 October, 1914, Lieutenant Edmund Swetenham of the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry was killed by a sniper in the trenches near Armentières. According to the battalion's War Diary, he had joined the battalion with the third reinforcement of 12 officers and 98 NCOs and men on the previous day, 26 October. He had been a regular officer in the regiment since April 1910 when he left Sandhurst.