#FWW #WW1 Birds in Wartime, Facing the death penalty, two are tried by the RFA

Scarce heard among the guns. (Blogs about WW1)

For those that may not know, RFA is the Royal Field Artillery. My Grandad was a gunner in the RFA, he volunteered on the 1st January 1917 at Maryhill Barracks in Glasgow. Another guy became a Field Marshall on the same day. Both are not part of and have nothing to do with the story.

Trials by the army during the Great War were about maintaining Army Discipline. That was what they were all about. People do tend to assume they were about imposing some long out of date code of justice but that was simply not the case.  There were thousands of trials by the British army in France. France being the Western Front so it may seem a little unfair to single one out.

So I did it, concerns two on trial and facing a fate worse than death, they were going to be eaten. there were food shortages…

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