My former regiment held a BBQ in Washington;
Its not a forgotten war, all recruits into the Light Infantry were taught about it!
Thursday, 21 August 2014
On this day, 21 Aug 1914, Private John Parr of The Middlesex Regiment became the first British man to be shot and killed during World War 1. Official registers showed that he was 20 years old but, like many young soldiers, he had lied about his age and he was just 16.