Serving with the Colours by Betty Quinton

"This account tells us a great deal about what it would have been like for the miners and other men of Kiveton Park and Wales who went to fight in the trenches of the First World War, many of whose names are tragically recorded on the war memorials at the Colliery Offices and Wales Square. The men of Kiveton Park and Wales served in many different theatres of war, from the trenches of the Western Front to the icy waters of the Baltic. Walter served in France and his mining background meant he became a Sapper, mining not for coal but making tunnels deep into the earth beneath the German trenches in which explosives could be placed..."

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