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Horace Leslie Birks sailed for France in 1915 as a Private with the 5th Batallion of the London Rifle Brigade. Having been wounded at Gommecourt in July 1916, he was transferred to the Machine Gun Crops heavy branch and became a Second Lieutenant in February 1917.
Channel: BBC (Archive)
First Air Date: 10 Mar 2014
Duration: 19 mins
Collection: The Great War Interviews (13 episodes)
A collection of interviews with World War One veterans and civilians filmed in the 1960s for the landmark BBC series The Great War.