Christmas Truce 1914


‘All this morning we have been fraternising, singing songs. I have been within a yard in front of their trenches, have spoken to and exchanged greetings with a colonel, staff officers and several company officers. All were very nice and friendly.

‘We have just knocked off for dinner and have arranged to meet again afterwards.’

Captain RJ Armes, Ist Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

Captain Armes died on 9 April 1916 in Mesopotamia, while serving with the 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment.

His name appears on the Basra memorial.

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2 Responses to Christmas Truce 1914

  1. A Weyman says:

    The name on the Basra Memorial is that of Capt. R.L. (Raymond Linay) Armes, not Capt. R.J (Reginald John) Armes, who it appears survived the war and died in 1948.

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